A mobile home on a transport trailer caught fire early Tuesday morning, stalling traffic on Highway 97 near Oliver. Photo courtesy of Oliver Daily News

Fire stalls traffic near Oliver

Traffic on Highway 97 near Oliver was stalled early Tuesday morning

Traffic on Highway 97 near Oliver was stalled early Tuesday morning when a mobile home being transported caught on fire.

“We believe it was a flat tire that caused the unit to catch of fire,” said Oliver Fire Chief Bob Graham. “The mobile home was being transported to a site when it caught fire. The unit was a complete loss, the truck itself was disconnected and is fine.”

The fire department was called to the scene, just north of Road 22, around 4:50 a.m. on Tuesday and Graham said it took about an hour to extinguish the fire.