Provincial wildfire crews are attacking a huge grass fire burning east of Kamloops.
Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says the fire is burning across the river from Chase and just south of Neskonilith lake.
“Currently looking at about 100 hectares in size. That is fairly large for a grass fire. At this point it is not posing a threat to any values out there. Certainly nothing to be too terribly alarmed of but it is definitely a very visible fire. You can get a really good view of it from highway 1. So I think it is definitely causing a bit of concern out there. We have got nine people on site from the wildfire service here. The Adams Lake Indian Band is also responding.”
Skrepnek says there is no containment yet.
He says some wet weather is ahead, which should help.
Skrepnek says there have been over a dozen wildfires across the province in recent weeks with most of them being grass fires.
He is urging people to be very careful with things like backyard burning and disposing of cigarette butts.