Firefighters, forestry crews fighting brush fire

Firefighters, forestry crews fighting brush fire

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UPDATE: BC Wildfire has taken over battling the fire and cleared the Oliver Fire Department, says fire department spokesman Rob Graham.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Oliver firefighters, forestry crews and air tankers have been battling a grass fire off McKinney Road since 4:30 p.m.

The fire, which has grown to more than five hectares, is east of the road, in the 1300 block.

BC Wildfire service said they have deployed 10 firefighters to assist the Oliver Fire Department.

In a post to Facebook, the Oliver Fire Department said the fire is contained and crews are “working on knocking down hotspots.”

The cause is undetermined, and no structures have reportedly been impacted.

Air tankers were brought in to help battle a fire near four kilometres east of Oliver, near McKinney Road. (Facebook/Karl Feness)
Flames shoot up a hill towards a ridge east of McKinney Road where a grass fire started just after 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. No cause has yet been determined, and there is no report of structure damage. (Lyonel Doherty photo)

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