Photo: BC Wildfire Service
According to the BC Wildfire Service, three new small wildfires were discovered at the Kamloops Fire Center on Tuesday.
Update: 8:36 p.m
A small wildfire near Lake McConnell — south of Kamloops — is under control, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
The blaze was discovered early Tuesday and is estimated to be 0.06 hectares in size.
BCWS Fire Information Officer Taylor MacDonald said the fire, which is believed to have been caused by lightning, is under control.
“We have an initial offensive team that’s working on that right now, and they’re waiting and looking for points of contact,” MacDonald said.
McDonald said 23 crews and a helicopter were responding to a second small wildfire near Dupuis Creek, south of Logan Lake.
“They already had air tankers on it, but they’ve since completed their night objective,” MacDonald said.
The fire that was discovered on Tuesday is said to have an area of 0.4 hectares. The fire is under control.
A third wildfire west of Merritt on Tuesday has been extinguished, McDonald said.
Departure: 6:17 p.m
Three new wildfires have broken out in the Kamloops fire centre, all less than one hectare in size, according to the BC Wildfire Service.
The BCWS dashboard shows a wildfire near Lake McConnell, south of Kamloops between Lac le Jeune Road and Coquihalla Highway.
The fire has an area of 0.06 hectares and is said to have been caused by lightning.
According to the BCWS, a second wildfire of about 0.4 hectares was found burning near Dupuis Creek south of Logan Lake.
A third 0.01 hectare wildfire was reported west of Merritt near Noaich First Nation.
The cause of these two wildfires is still unknown, BCWS reports.