Fire near Big White

Contributed Tina Schwarz

UPDATED: 6:49 p.m.

The BC Wildfire Service has stated it will provide updates as they become available, but it has confirmed that crews have been called to several fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre. 

 "The BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to multiple reports of new wildfires in the Kamloops Fire Centre, including in McCulloch Mountain area, south of Joe Rich, and in the Keremeos/Ashnola area." 

Video sent into Castanet of the fire south of Joe Rich shows flames flickering in the treetops and heavy white smoke billowing into the sky. 

However, early reports suggest the fire is small. 

The cause of the fire is unknown.

ORIGINAL: 6:03 p.m.

The BC Wildfire Service has been called in to tackle a small wildfire near Highway 33 close to Big White.

Early reports suggest the fire is about an acre in size and is growing slowly. 

Castanet has not been able to confirm the fire's exact location other than to report it is in a heavily wooded area. 

Castanet will have more details as they become available. 

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