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Oliver Fire Department reminds drivers to stay out of the way during emergencies

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The Oliver Fire Department wants drivers to steer clear when there’s an emergency.

“It is not the time to get a cool picture for your socials,” reads a Facebook post from the fire department.

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

The post says rubberneckers are putting emergency crews and other drivers at risk.

“Keep in mind, people’s lives can be on the line and you may be delaying the resources needed to save that life.”

However, fire chief Bob Graham said over the phone that people stayed back “quite a ways” from where crews were fighting the fire. He was unaware of the Facebook post. 


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