UPDATE: 7:45 p.m.
BC Wildfire Service says an out-of-control fire near the Cherry Creek area is estimated at 15 hectares in size.
"We have 47 firefighters working on the scene. Right now, it is at about a Rank 1, smouldering, but it is out of control," said fire information officer Max Birkner.
The fire is suspected to have been caused by a vehicle on the road, but Birkner said that has not yet been officially confirmed.
DriveBC says Highway 1 at Cherry Creek is also closed in both directions due to a vehicle fire, but officials have not confirmed whether the incidents are related.
The Kamloops blaze comes just after a wildfire destroyed a home and other structures in the south Okanagan community of Kaleden on Tuesday.
UPDATE: 5:40 p.m.
Highway 1 is closed in both directions at the scene of a vehicle fire at Cherry Creek.
No detour is available, DriveBC reports, and an estimated time of reopening is not yet available.
A scene assessment is in progress, as the fire spread into nearby brush.
ORIGINAL: 4:30 p.m.
Firefighters and an air tanker are responding to a wildfire near Cherry Creek, west of Kamloops.
Pictures from the scene show dark smoke billowing near Kamloops Lake, close to the Tobiano golf course.
A vehicle crash near the Trans-Canada Highway and Gardi Road is reported to have possibly sparked the fire.
Kamloops firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene about 3:40 p.m.