Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Burn pile fire spreads to nearby garage in Oliver

The fire could be seen from Highway 97 and was called in at 3:45 a.m.

An unattended burn pile fire spread to a nearby garage in the early morning hours in Oliver Monday (March 1).

Luckily someone spotted the large fire and called it in to Oliver Fire Department around 3:45 a.m.

A total of 24 firefighters, two engines and two bush trucks attended the blaze located on a property at Highway 97 and River Road.

“It was a big fire,” said Oliver fire chief Bob Graham.

Firefighters managed to put out the fire but the garage/workshop suffered substantial damage. It is salvageable, said Graham.

One of the residents was on scene with fire crews.

No reports of injuries or damage beyond the garage, he said.

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