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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