Wildfire near Logan Lake growing considerably.
Kamloops Fire Centre information officer Brenna Ward says the fire near Tunkwa Lake was estimated at two hectares when it was first discovered yesterday afternoon.
At last check, it has grown to a whopping 150 hectares.
"Merritt has sent a second unit crew out. We also had a unit and initial attack crew that responded. So, there were about 40 crew members at the scene. Unfortunately, its suspected to be human caused."
Air support was also used to battle the blaze yesterday.
No structures are threatened, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
BC Wildfire Service battling wildfire near Logan Lake.
Kamloops Fire Centre information officer Brenna Ward confirms a fire in an area near Tunkwa Lake first discovered this afternoon has already grown to 12 hectares.
"He have had reports of the fire candling. Initial attack crews and a secondary crew from Merritt are at the scene. At this point it is believed to be human caused."
40 BC Wildfire Service personnel are currently on scene, and air support has been deployed.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Merritt resident arrested and charged after attempting to trade tools for gas.
S/Sgt Lorne Wood says the incident involving a 45-year-old local male happened at an undisclosed gas station in Merritt on May 11th.
When officers arrived, they discovered the man well known to police breaching probation.
"The male subject is on several conditions including not to be found operating a motor vehicle without the registered owner present. As such, the vehicle was impounded, and the male was arrested for breaching his probation order."
The male charged remains in custody.
Wood also says he is facing a mischief charge for undisclosed actions that occurred once he got to the detachment.