The sudden change to warm weather across British Columbia is giving an early season to wildfires.
According to DriveBC, Highway 97C from Merritt to Logan Lake is currently closed in both directions because of a wildfire.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) April 29, 2023
BC Wildfire Service states that the fire is located close to Snake Road, north of Merritt, and is an estimated two hectares in size. It is currently deemed as out of control and is suspected to be human-caused.
No evacuation orders have been placed.
The fire was discovered just before 12 p.m. on Saturday and Wildfire Services’ last update came at 1:13 p.m.
Travellers in the area can use the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 97D as detours.