Authorities have ordered an evacuation alert as firefighters battle a blaze just north of West Kelowna, B.C.

Fire Information Officer Elise Riedlinger said the fire was reported at around 1 p.m. Sunday in Traders Cove, an area bordering Bear Creek Provincial Park.

Residents living on nearby Rose Valley Road and Bear Creek Road have be told to prepare to leave their homes at a moment's notice.

The fire, which is estimated at roughly two hectares in size, is in the West Kelowna Fire Department's jurisdiction. The department dispatched 20 firefighters to combat the blaze with help from the Kamloops Fire Centre.

"The centre is assisting with air tankers, two initial attack crews, a repel crew from Salmon Arm, and two bucketing helicopters," Riedlinger said.

The cause has not been determined.

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