A 28-hectare blaze about 45 kilometers east of Merritt is currently burning out-of-control, according to BC Wildfire Service.
The fire is burning in steep and rocky terrain near Highway 8 and the Shackan Indian Band.
There are currently two helicopters and 52 BC Wildfire personnel working to douse the flames.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation after it was first reported on July 20 in the Skuhun Creek area.
Initially the fire was indicated to be 16-hectares but accurate mapping put the blaze at 28 ha.
The forecast in Merritt is currently sunny and 33 degrees with winds traveling southwest 20 km/h.
The #BCWildfire Service is responding to a wildfire (K60581) W of #Merritt along #BCHwy8, burning in steep rocky terrain. 63 BCWS personnel are responding along with two helicopters bucketing water. The fire is approx 28 ha in size. No structures are currently threatened. pic.twitter.com/aivBSuufI8
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 21, 2020