The B.C. Okanagan has an extensive fire history
An evacuation alert is in place for about 15 homes, along with a vacation ranch and spa, in British Columbia's southern Interior.
A wildfire is burning near the community of Clinton, west of Kamloops. Earlier Wednesday, a local state of emergency was declared in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District as the wildfire, believed to have been started by a house fire, threatened the homes near Big Bar.
An evacuation centre has been set up in Clinton.
Fire crews are working with tankers and helicopters, dropping water and retardant to try and contain the flames.
Overall, it has been a quieter fire season than average in B.C., but recent hot, dry weather and lightning strikes have increased activity in August.
August 22 marks a grim anniversary in BC's fire history. It was on this day in 2003 that the Okanagan Mountain Park fire, which had been burning for several days, roared into the suburbs of Kelowna. 30,000 people were forced to leave, and 244 homes were destroyed.