A 130 hectare wildfire is burning 12 km south of Canal Flats.
The BC Wildfire Service is reporting the blaze in the Island Pond area along Highway 95.
The fire has been affecting traffic along the highway.
The fast-growing grass fire was reportedly caused by a tree striking a power line along the highway Sunday afternoon.
The fire began approximately 13 kilometers south of Canal Flats and is moving in a north-east direction.
The Southeast Fire Centre has ground personnel, air tankers, helicopters and heavy equipment working the fire, including 26 firefighters
and 3 helicopters.
(Photo courtesy of Kimberley RCMP and BC Wildfire Service)