British Columbia

Wildfire scorches grassland near Kamloops

The blaze has scorched more than 100 hectares and is visible from Highway 1.

Blaze burns more than 100 hectares; visible from Highway 1

The grass fire is located between Chase and Pritchard and is visible from Highway 1. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Wet snow or rain in the Kamloops, B.C., area this morning should help firefighters get the upper hand on a wildfire that broke out Wednesday near the community of Chase.

The blaze had scorched more than 100 hectares of grassland by Wednesday night.

B.C. Wildfire Service spokesperson Kevin Skrepnek says it hasn't threatened any homes or structures — but it's big for a grassfire, and was visible from Highway 1.

Nine wildfire personnel were dispatched, along with local firefighters from the Adams Lake Indian Band.

Skrepnek says a cause has not been determined, but he says it's believed to have been human caused.