07/03/2015 06:48 EDT | Updated 07/03/2016 05:59 EDT

Grass fire in Joe Rich east of Kelowna, B.C.

There is a fire in Joe Rich east of Kelowna which is sending thick smoke into the air. 

According to RCMP, emergency crews are at the scene of a grass fire and are requesting that motorists avoid the area along Highway 33 East in 5900 block.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.