The blaze that broke out Thursday afternoon along east Shuswap Road in Kamloops is still classified as out of control, according to the B.C Wildfire Service.
The fire is now estimated at 545 hectares after last night.
Fire Information Officer Jody Lucius says crews carried out a small burn operation.
“Basically what that means is they went in to ignite fire in areas that were either inaccessible, or created some safety hazards for crews if they were in there to extinguish fires themselves. So fire was used to remove the fuels from the forest so that it was done in a controlled way, rather than leaving it to Mother Nature to get in there and burn through there in a more intense manner.”
And today, 103 firefighters, 2 helicopters and 4 water tenders are working on this fire.
Lucius says there are no structures threatened at this time.
“And the good news actually is on that front is that Tk’emlúps did lift the evacuation alert that was in effect, as of this morning.”
The cause of the blaze, she adds, still under investigation.