“We arrived on scene to some flames coming out from an outside floorboard siding of the house,” said fire department spokesperson Rob Graham. “Our first on scene crew was able to peel apart some of the siding from the home and locate where the flames were coming from.”
Graham said these type of older buildings often have sawdust for insulation which was what was on fire, and why the fire department had to rip apart bits of the floor to get water on the flames.
“We were able to extinguish it, we did have to use a chainsaw inside to gain access to where some of the smouldering was going on, to make sure that everything was completely out,” Graham said.
6:45 Tuesday night
West of United Church – three cabins in the 500 block Church north of School Avenue
Katrin Paulsen: “I was only the neighbour who by accident notice(d) the fire from my window. I went back home to bed.”
Fire – embers from a fire inside?
RCMP said they thought it might be electrical
Oliver Fire Department put out the flames
Fire Chief Bob Graham said the cause of the fire under investigation. One woman, a resident was taken to hospital for treatment.