Oliver Fire Department Reminds Drivers to Stay Away in Emergencies | infonews


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August 20, 2022 – 5:00 pm

The Oliver Fire Department wants drivers to steer clear in an emergency.

“Now is not the time to take a cool photo for your social media,” read a Facebook post from the fire department.

“Today during a trailer fire, units were having trouble getting through all the traffic that had gathered to get a look at the scene.”

The message states that rubber-riding enthusiasts endanger emergency crews and other drivers.

“Keep in mind that people’s lives may be at stake and you may be delaying the resources needed to save that life.”

However, Fire Chief Bob Graham said over the phone that people stayed “quite a distance” from where crews were fighting the blaze. He was unaware of the Facebook post.

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