UPDATE: The wildfire was listed as under control as of Tuesday (June 4). Fire information officer Taylor MacDonald said the fire grew to about 1.6 hectares in size but no structures were threatened. A three person crew was on scene Tuersday morning extinguishing hotspots. MacDonald said the fire is suspected to be human caused.
The BC Wildfire Service responded to a wildfire discovered near Stump Lake about 35 kilometres south of Kamloops on Monday afternoon.
Smoke is said to be visible from the adjacent Highway 5A, which is not being affected at this time, according to the BCWFS Facebook page.
The fire is burning on the east side of the lake across from the highway and near Old Kamloops Road.
It’s currently estimated at about two hectares in size and six BC Wildfire Service personnel are responding with support from air tankers.
The cause is listed on the BCWFS website as unknown.