A local state of emergency has been declared in the Cariboo Regional District due to a spreading wildfire.

Euchiniko Lakes Ranch lodge

A promotional photograph shows one of the lodges at the Euchiniko Lakes Ranch. The site is under an evacuation order Sunday afternoon due to a nearby out-of-control wildfire. (Euchiniko Lakes Ranch)

An evacuation order was issued just after 4 p.m. PT for the Euchiniko Lakes Ranch, which under five kilometres to the northeast from one edge of the fire zone.

The  Euchiniko Lakes wildfire, believed to have been sparked by lightning, has grown to cover 1,200 hectares since it was discovered on Tuesday.

As of Sunday, 41 firefighters were trying to control the blaze, putting out hot spots on the south side of the lake with the support of six helicopters.

B.C. map - wildfires of note updated map July 13, 2014

Earlier in the week, three oil and gas worker camps were evacuated due to concerns over the spreading Red Deer Creek wildfire, which was estimated to cover 3,800-hectares on Sunday and has 160 firefighters working to contain it.

Three other wildfires were listed on the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch's "wildfires of note" list Sunday afternoon.

Dozens of other wildfires were burning Sunday, and 21 firefighters from Ontario were expected to arrive in Kamloops to help support B.C.'s wildfire fighting efforts.

Euchiniko Lakes Fire on July 9, 2014

A photo taken July 9, 2014 shows the Euchiniko Lakes fire, which was burning across 410 hectares between the Prince George and Cariboo fire regions as of July 12. By July 13, estimates put its size at 1,200 hectares. (B.C. Wildfire Management Branch)