The BC Wildfire Service are spending the night battling two blazes in the Kamloops Fire Centre.
Fire Information Officer Brenna Ward says the bigger of the two blazes is burning near Kamloops.
“The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to a wildfire approximately 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops. The fire is currently estimated to be about 60 hectares and it is classified as out of control. We currently have ground crews and air support, which are both on scene, and additional resources have been requested.”
She says the blaze is burning near the scene of last summer’s massive Elephant Hill wildfire.
Ward says the other new wildfire is burning near Lillooet.
“It is 35 kilometres west of Lillooet. It is currently estimated at 25 hectares and it is classified as out of control. We currently have ground crews and air support on scene responding to the fire.”
She says as of right now there are no buildings or structures under threat by either wildfire.
Ward says they also do not yet know how the fires got started although they suspect the Avery Hill wildfire northwest of Kamloops is person caused.