The Island Pond wildfire burning between Skookumchuk and Canal Flats has grown to 1,150 hectares.
The blaze was only 150 hectares Monday afternoon.
Karlie Shaughnessy with the Southeast Fire Centre said Tuesday afternoon a wind event later in the evening could play a role in their efforts against the fast growing fire.
Shaughnessy explains current conditions are ideal for wildfires to grow.
The RDEK has issued an evacuation alert for 51 properties in the Island Pond/Premier Lake area.
Residents are encourage to get their necessary belongings together, and do simple things like make sure your gas tank is filled in the event the situation worsens.
The fire was sparked Sunday when a falling tree landed on a power line.
The BC Wildfire Service says they have 40 firefighters, one helicopter and five pieces of heavy equipment on site.
The heavy equipment is being used to build a guard around the fire.
Highway 93/95 continues to operate at single lane alternating traffic.
Meanwhile, the fire burning roughly 40 km outside of Fairmont Hot Springs has nearly doubled in size.
Flames have spread to 500 hectares in the forested White River area east of the community.
– Southeast Fire Centre’s Karlie Shaughnessy