Update: Aug. 5, 10 a.m.
Two Oliver Fire Department crews, with assistance from the BC Wildfire Service, continued working into the night on a fire that broke out Saturday evening on Oliver Mountain, putting out hotspots and performing sweeps of the area.
“Fire is burnt out and thanks to the quick response from BC Wildfire Service, there are retardant guards on all sides. This fire is contained,” reported the OFD in a Facebook post just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
BC Wildfire estimates the size of the fire at 3.5 hectares and now lists the cause as lightning.
The Oliver Mountain Fire, which sparked Saturday evening and grew to two hectares, is contained, according to a social media post by the Oliver Fire Department.
BC Wildfire supported the city department with ground crews, air tankers and a helicopter.
At 9 p.m. there were two crews working on hot spots and performing sweeps of the area.
Retardant guards were established on the fire’s perimeter.