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Two new human-caused wildfires in the B.C. Interior

Two new human-caused wildfires broke out between Merritt and Spences Bridge on Sunday. .
Two new human-caused wildfires broke out between Merritt and Spences Bridge on Sunday. . BC Wildfire Service

Two new human-caused wildfires broke out on Sunday in the B.C. Interior.

A six-hectare blaze is burning at Nooaitch along Highway 8 near Merritt, according to the BC Wildfire Services’ interactive map.

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Another fire is burning along Highway 8 near Spences Bridge.  That fire is 0.43 hectares in size.

The nearby Agate Creek fire is still considered active and is estimated at 0.01 hectares in size.

Temperatures in Merritt reached 13 degrees C on Sunday with no precipitation.

READ MORE: Open burning precautions urged in wake of Okanagan wildfire

Rain is forecast to hit the region Monday afternoon.

The fire danger rating is low across the Kamloops Fire Centre.

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Twenty-three fires have burned across B.C. so far in 2019, scorching 89 hectares of land.

WATCH (Aired March, 2019): Wildfire officials brace for Okanagan fire season

Wildfire officials brace for Okanagan fire season
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