An eight-person Fire Crew is on site for a wildfire east of Elko that now sits at nine hectares in size.
The blaze was first discovered Wednesday approximately 35 km outside the community in the remote area of Shepp Creek.
Information Officer Karlie Shaughnessy says it is not considered to be a threat to any residents.
“We have crews working on it today,” Shaughnessy says. “Its burning in a very remote area, its not threatening any communities or structures.”
Across the province, more than 30,000 people are still unable to return home as 150 wildfires continue to rage in the Interior.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the communities of 100 Mile House and Princeton, although residents have been told they may have to leave again quickly if the fires change direction.
More than four thousand people are fighting about 150 wildfires burning across the province, including one that has forced the closure of a provincial park.
The BC Wildfire Service closed Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park near the BC-Alberta boundary Sunday because the park is only accessible by hiking trails and would be difficult to evacuate in an emergency.
The province has spent more than 125-million dollars on fire suppression this year.
Since April 1st, nearly 740 fires have torched almost 37,000 square km of land in BC.
– Southeast Fire Centre Information Officer, Karlie Shaughnessy
– with files from the Canadian Press