Small blaze burning next to Coquihalla Highway south of Kamloops

Fire burning alongside Coq

Firefighters are battling a small blaze on the side of the Coquihalla Highway just south of Kamloops.

Crews were called to the fire, 11 kilometres southwest of the city, early Wednesday afternoon.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the blaze is less than one hectare in size but considered out of control.

Kamloops Fire Rescue is battling the fire, alongside 10 BCWS crew members.

It is believed to be human caused.

The highway is open, according to the BCWS.

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