The BC Wildfire Service says crews were called out to a fire burning about 90 kilometres west of Quesnel Friday.
The wildfire was pegged at about 1,000 hectares at 7 pm and was burning approximately 5 kilometres northwest of Nazko.
Both forest industry and BC Wildfire Service crews are tackling the flames with firefighters and heavy equipment. More resources are en route to the area.
The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.