The Oliver Fire Department was collectively managing a different kind of fire this past weekend.
The local department was hosting a barbeque to raise funds for the 13 Wilson’s Landing Firefighters who lost their own homes while battling the McDougall Creek wildfire in August.
There was a steady stream of community support with a constant line through the Oliver Buy-Low parking lot wanting the chance to contribute to the cause and enjoy lunch.
They raised a total of $4,175.75 from the community’s donations who received in exchange hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks all donated by the Oliver Buy-Low Foods.
“We cannot express how much your donations mean. We know that there are a few other departments hosting barbeques to raise funds as well and we cannot wait to hear how they turn out,” the Oliver Fire Department’s social media post said.