New fire just east of Golden reported on the BC Wildfire dashboard.

New fire just east of Golden reported on the BC Wildfire dashboard.

Wildfire grows to four hectares east of Golden

BC Wildfire Service says no threat to structures, traffic unaffected

A fire sparked Tuesday north of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden is now estimated at four hectares in size.

The BC Wildfire Service said no structures are threatened and highway traffic is unaffected by the Mount Hunter wildfire discovered July 20.

The suspected cause is still unknown.

For more information and updates visit bcwildfire.ca. An interactive map of all active wildfires can be found here.

The fire reporting number is 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cellphone.

There are currently 277 active fires in the province, 18 of which are new in the last two days.

The BC Wildfire Service has issued a wind advisory for the Interior and southeastern B.C. over the next few days, as a weather system is expected to hit the province and potentially increase the danger of fires across the province.

READ MORE: Incoming winds expected to increase wildfire activity in the B.C. Interior

B.C. Wildfires 2021