BC Wildfire Service says it now has a fire burning 30 kilometres south of Merritt under control.
The fire, called the Shovelnose Wildfire, sparked last week, and ic currently an estimated size of 15 hectares.
The wildfire service tweeted Sunday night that 34 personnel remain at the site of the blaze and will be focussing on extinguishing hotspots within the fire perimeter.
It added that the wet weather on Sunday had helped suppression efforts.
UPDATE: The Shovelnose Mountain Wildfire (K61721), ~30 kms S of #Merritt, is now classified as being held at 15 has. 34 #BCWildfire personnel remain on site working to extinguish hot spots within the fire perimeter. Cloud cover & precipitation continue to help suppression efforts pic.twitter.com/2HMTab1iLM
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) September 8, 2019