The BC Wildfire Service are taking action to extinguish a fire near Sorrento in the South Shuswap.
Fire crews responded overnight to the 0.8 hectare wildfire on Squilax Mountain, approximately 5.5 km southwest of Sorrento; they say the blaze is visible from the Trans-Canada Highway.
According to the wildfire service’s Twitter feed, four additional firefighters are currently responding to the fire.
It is suspected the fire is human-caused.
The #BCWildfire Service is responding to a 0.8 hectare wildfire near Squilax Mountain (K40477) ~5.5 km southwest of Sorrento which is highly visible from #BCHwy1. Fire crews responded to the incident overnight, and there are 4 additional personnel currently responding. (1/2)
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) June 4, 2019
In a tweet, the wildfire service thanked the public for reporting the fire and asks everyone to keep a sharp eye out for other fires. Anything believed to be a wildfire can be reported at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 if calling from a cellphone.