Wind is bringing smoke from lightning-sparked wildfires in Washington state over to the South Island on Friday morning.
Though the BC Wildfire Service says it had planned to do a prescribed burn at Rocky Point, the agency tells CHEK News that the burns had not started when smoke was first settling over the region.
The Fire Smoke forecast shows smoke from Washington state heading up and covering parts of the Island.
InciWeb, a U.S. government interagency information system, says there are seven lightning-sparked wildfires on the Olympic Peninsula, which started on Aug. 28.
“Increased smoke from fires burning in Olympic National Park can be seen throughout the north Olympic Peninsula region,” the website says.
The fires are 4,384 acres (1,774 hectares) in size.