Fire fighters were called out to a farm southwest of Edmonton after a lightning strike caused a group of trees to catch fire.

Officials responded to the incident at 41 Avenue and 156 Street, near the Whitemud Creek RV Park on Friday night.

Mason Schiewe, who lives nearby, said he heard a loud bang that "rattled the house.”

Schiewe said after he saw the fire he called the fire department.

“It would have just kept going. All these trees would have been down.”

Fire crews were able to put the fire out quickly.

However, on Saturday morning some of the brush was still smoldering.

“We know that moisture levels are at almost historical lows right now. It doesn’t take much of a spark to get anything lit up,” Grant Schiewe told CTV News.

“Sure enough the needles under the tree started smoldering again so we grabbed three or four 15 gallons pails of water and we went and doused them again.”

A spokesperson with the government of Alberta told CTV News on Saturday there were about 120 fires burning across the province.

Something Greg Driscoll said was made worse with lightning storms.

“Every time we see lightning there is a higher chance it is going to start wildfires.”

He said it was very crucial that humans do not add to the workload of the fire fighters.

“Make sure that if you are having a campfire that you fully extinguishing it.”

Anyone who sees a wildfire has been asked to report it by calling 310-FIRE.

With files from Frazer Snowdon