A tactical evacuation of the homes in the Batchelor Heights area was ordered as the flames broke out around 6 p.m. and raced from the top of a ridge toward the houses.
"I'm just happy other children will be safer now because of this," said the mother of an alleged sexual assault victim.
Crews using an emergency response trailer and vacuum trucks are working to clean up a crude oil spill at a Kinder Morgan station north of Kamloops, B.C.
The Allie Lake fire, burning 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops, is now an estimated 1,600 hectares from 800 hectares.
The BC Wildfire Service says crews and aircraft are tackling a wildfire measuring about 50 hectares about 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops.