A small fire has started north of Balfour. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

A small fire has started north of Balfour. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATED: Lightning sparks wildfire north of Balfour

BC Wildfire Service says the 0.5 fire isn’t near any structures

Firefighters responded to a small wildfire near Balfour caused by lightning.

BC Wildfire Service said Wednesday evening the 0.5 hectare fire was located approximately four kilometres north of Balfour. The firefighters were being supported by a helicopter and air tanker.

The service said the fire was not located near any structures.