A burning motorhome led to a grassfire off the Coquihalla Highway near Britton Creek and Juliet Road about 45 km south of Merritt on the Labour Day long weekend.

The BC Wildfire Service responded to the blaze Sunday afternoon (Sept. 3) containing it at 0.5 hectares.

“Roads in the area kept the fire from spreading,” said fire information officer Justine Hunse. “The fire’s now under control, so it came and went pretty quickly.”

The fire is still active and wildfire crews returned today to mop-up the remainder of the fire.

The blaze was the only one that popped up in the Merritt Fire Zone during the long weekend.

Video of the fire on Twitter shows the motorhome fully engulfed in flames. It is unclear at this time if there were any injuries reported in the incident or how the vehicle caught fire.