The Skuhun Ridge wildfire about 30 kilometres north of Merritt is at the ‘being held’ stage.
That means the fire is under control but still smouldering. It is an estimated 1.5 hectares in size.
The fire started on Wednesday, July 20 and according to B.C. Wildfire Services, the suspected cause is lightning.
Skuhun Ridge is on the Shackan Indian Band land at about the halfway point between Merritt and Spences Bridge.
Wildfire activity remains below seasonal across the province but fire activity may increase as temperatures rise in the coming weeks. The #BCWildfire Service is monitoring areas that are susceptible to ignition. Resource levels are adequate for current and anticipated conditions. pic.twitter.com/6MW2lmGvL4— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 21, 2022
There are currently 20 active fires across the province and there have been 313 so far this year. Wildfire Services said on Thursday, July 21 that wildfire activity is ‘below seasonal’ but warns the public to continue to be safe as temperatures are forecasted to raise over the coming weeks.