Structure fire on Lakeside Drive ‘suspicious’

Structure fire on Lakeside Drive ‘suspicious’

The Oliver Fire Department responded to a fire this morning off Highway 97 near Enterprise Way. (File photo)

Local fire officials are deeming a structure fire on Lakeside Drive this morning as “suspicious.”

Upon arrival at the vacant home in the 6000 block, nothing was seen, said Oliver Fire Department spokesman Rob Graham.

But on closer inspection, a fire was observed at a back entrance.

“Crews were quick to douse the fire and ventilated smoke from the home,” Graham said.
Further checks were made to ensure the fire was out and not burning in any other areas of the home, he added.

Graham said it didn’t appear that anyone was living in the home at the time (just after 8 a.m.)

He confirmed the incident is suspicious and further investigation will be conducted.