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Brush fire from nearby burn

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.

Oliver Fire Department says the Friday afternoon grass fire was caused by embers from a nearby burn pile that spread into an oxbow. 

"The fire did spread into some treed area and some trees did have to be taken down," said OFD representative Rob Graham. 

Wind fuelled the fire for a while, but crews kept a guard up around the flames and kept it from spreading further.

Nearby structures were of concern, but crews extinguished the fire before they were involved. 

The fire department estimates the size of the blaze at two to three acres. 


ORIGINAL: 3:40 p.m.

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Island Road this afternoon. 

The fire was in the 7000 block of Island Road, according to reports from the Oliver Daily News. 

OFD posted on Facebook to "please avoid the area if at all possible and watch for emergency vehicles in the area."

Castanet has reached out to OFD and will update with more information. 

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