No structures are threatened as the B.C Wildfire Service resumes fighting two blazes in the Kamloops area.
One of the wildfires is burning in the hills above Anderson Lake, West of Lillooet, sparking an evacuation alert for residents around McGillivray Creek.
Information Officer Jody Lucius says while it was estimated at about 25 hectares in size Wednesday evening bareluy 12 hours later and the blaze has ballooned to an estimated 100 hectares.
“We have 45 personnel, five pieces of heavy equipment and air support on the scene of that fire.”
Lucius says the second fire near Kamloops is causing heavy smoke 55 kilometres northwest of of the city near the perimeter of last year’s massive Elephant Hill wildfire.
She says it too has been upgraded to an estimated 100 hectares in size from the 60 hectares in size it was estimated to be Wednesday night.
“There are 45 personnel, four pieces of heavy equipment one helicopter and air tankers will be on scene of that fire today and at this time there are no structures threatened.”
A cause of both fires is under investigation and officials urge caution, saying continuing hot, dry conditions create the potential for more wildfires.