The Kamloops Fire Centre is warning the fire danger rating in parts of the region could jump significantly as temperatures continue to climb this week.
By press time Wednesday, Kamloops was in a high fire danger rating while areas east of Barriere as well as Ashcroft were in the extreme fire danger rating.
"Conditions are continuing to dry out," said fire information officer Kayla Pepper.
Temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind speeds of up to 20 km/h in some areas are contributing the Fire Centre's heightened alert.
The forecast calls for hot, dry weather in Kamloops and much of the province heading into the weekend.
The B.C. Forest Service says by Friday, the danger rating could rise to extreme in parts of the Southern Interior as well as the central coast and the extreme northern region of B.C., and high in most of the rest of the province.
It's asking people to be careful in the forest, especially if they're setting campfires.
Anyone spotting signs of a forest fire are asked to call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellphone.