Fire danger high…it’s dry
You already knew it’s dry here on the island, so take it easy & be safe. San Juan County Fire Marshall Steve Marler tells me burn permits won’t be available like usual…here’s the scoop:
AVAILABILITY OF BURN PERMITS DELAYED DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER
Due to unusually dry weather, San Juan County continues to experience a high level of fire danger. The open burning season usually begins on October 1 of each year. That’s normally when residential and commercial burn permits are made available. This year, because the risk of fire remains very high, the start of the open burning season will be delayed until the fire danger is reduced to a more manageable level.
Until enough rain falls to significantly reduce the fire danger, burn permits will remain unavailable in San Juan County. This is expected to be the case through at least most of October.
Updates will be issued as conditions change.