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UPDATE 9:10 a.m.
The Hamilton Hill wildfire outside Merritt is now under control, according to BC Wildfire Services.
A wildfire sparked right beside the Okanagan Connector outside Merritt on Monday night.
Just before 7 p.m. on Aug. 14, a fire was found beside the northbound lanes of Highway 97C/Highway 5A, outside of Merritt.
Named the Hamilton Hill wildfire, it is three hectares in size and remains out of control as of Tuesday morning.
The fire was human-caused, according to BC Wildfire Services.
It is one of 379 active wildfires in the province.