June busy for firefighters
Amidst numerous other calls, four grass fires and four burning complaints kept the Oliver Fire Department busy in June.
The department attended 27 calls for service last month. These included a vehicle fire, wires down, a motorhome fire, direct alarm, structure fire and two motor vehicle accidents.
Two grass fires were caused by birds on transformers, while another was caused by fireworks. One was caused by lightning.
One burning complaint stemmed from a campfire, while another was a ceremonial fire that RCMP responded to. A third complaint involved a burning barrel that a resident was told to extinguish.
A motorhome fire was caused by a cloth near a stove, and a small fire on a doorstep was caused by cigarettes.
One motor vehicle accident involved a car hitting a horse on Black Sage Road, where extrication was required.