Oliver fire department responds to burning piles that spread into grass fires

Fire crews tackle grass fires

As open burning season comes to a close, the Oliver Fire Department is reminding residents on the final days who are doing any type of burning or grassland mitigation to never leave a fire unattended.

Fire crews responded to two burns that spread to small grass fires, the first being on Nk’Nip road and Area 27 on Thursday.

The grass fire was contained to an area of 50 by 100 feet after crews helped put it out.

Soon after, Oliver units responded to a second grass fire on Old River Road.

"We had a homeowner who had a burn pile that got away on them in some grass and they just couldn't contain it," Rob Graham, the Oliver Fire Department spokesmen shared.

"Make sure you've got a good surrounded area that isn't too dry or is in an open dirt area, but also to have some sort of good water resource around as well."

Ahead of wildfire season, burning closes at midnight on Friday, April 15, 2022 within five RDOS Fire Protection Areas of Anarchist, Kaleden, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, and Willow,

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