A photo of the Bluey Lake wildfire which ignited on July 15, 2021, southeast of Merritt. (BC Wildfire Service image)

A photo of the Bluey Lake wildfire which ignited on July 15, 2021, southeast of Merritt. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Wildfire ignites southeast of Merritt

The fire is currently five hectares in size

A wildfire has ignited southeast of Merritt.

The fire is an estimated five hectares in size and classified as out of control.

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the fire, which is near Bluey Lake and east of Highway 5A.

Nine personnel are currently on-site fighting the blaze and are being supported by airtankers and three helicopters.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

More to come.

Read more: UPDATE: Thomas Creek wildfire in south Okanagan suspected to be human-caused


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B.C. Wildfires 2021