The Sparks Lake fire, 15 km north of Kamloops Lake, is now 180 hectares in size.
An evacuation alert is in place for nine properties in the Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country).
An evacuation alert has been issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District for nine properties in Electoral Area “J”. For more information and a map of the evacuation area, please visit the @TNRD Emergency Information webpage: https://t.co/INWnFzPvtd— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 29, 2021
BC Wildfire will have 20 personnel and two pieces of heavy equipment on overnight. Crews will be working to try and contain flanks of the blaze as well as protect structures that might be threatened.
The Sparks Lake blaze is now a wildfire of note and is suspected human-caused.
BC Wildfire Service crews are battling an out-of-control fire near Red Lake, about 15 kilometres north of Kamloops Lake.
The blaze has grown from 40 hectares at 7:45 p.m. to 100 hectares as of 9 p.m. The fire sparked Monday evening.
The fire is estimated to be 40ha in size and is classified as “Out of Control”. There are no structures threatened at this time. Smoke is visible from Kamloops and surrounding areas. Updates will be provided when necessary. #Kamloops— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 29, 2021
There are 27 BC Wildfire personnel fighting the fire, which is centred in a thick stand of trees.
In addition, there were several aircraft along with heavy equipment on the ground aiding in the effort earlier in the evening.
No structures are threatened at this time, according to BC Wildfire.
Thick, white smoke from the blaze can be seen from Kamloops.
The blaze is under investigation but is believed to be human-caused.
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