Two wildfires sparked on Highway 5A near Merritt Thursday afternoon.
The first blaze started at about 12:30 p.m. in the Cultus Creek area off the highway. The second fire ignited a few hours later at 2 p.m. near Beaver Ranch Flats.
The fire near Cultus Creek was quickly brought under control and is not expected to spread.
The Beaver Ranch Flats fire remains out of control at 0 hectares.
BC Wildfire is on the scene of both blazes.
Both fires are suspected human-caused.