CACHE CREEK (NEWS 1130) — A grass fire is now burning out of control about 16 kilometres outside of Cache Creek.
The fire is about 40 hectares in size, or about the size of 40 soccer fields.
#BCWildfire is currently responding to a grass fire S of #BCHwy97 ~16 kms E of #CacheCreek. Air tankers are onsite & 22 BC Wildfire Service personnel are responding. Please be aware that the fire is highly visible from the highway and surrounding areas #Kamloops pic.twitter.com/ZZQ5f49U2Q
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 27, 2019
Fire Information Officer Madison Smith says crews are trying to get it under control.
“We currently have 22 BC Wildfire personnel on site, and they were supported earlier by air tankers,” she says. “They are working to control the fire at this time.”
The BC Wildfire Service isn’t sure yet what caused it.
For now, no homes or other buildings are threatened by the fire.