A wildfire about 75 kilometres north of Salmon Arm has grown substantially and is now an estimated 2,187 hectares in size.
The fire, located near Momich Lake in Momich Lakes Provincial park, was discovered on July 7.
As of July 20, the fire was classified as out of control and described as a low-vigour surface fire exhibiting rank two behaviour.
This means the fire has a visible, open flame; an unorganised or inconsistent flame front; a slow rate of spread; and is not burning tree crowns (tops).
Due to the fire, an evacuation order for one property, and an evacuation alert for two properties in Electoral Area O of the Thompson Nicola Regional District remain in effect.
— TNRD (@TNRD) July 15, 2021
BC Wildfire Service is still monitoring the fire along with two pieces of industry heavy equipment and a structure protection unit.