The First Wildland Fire of the Year

Sheila Harley photo

Sheila Harley photo

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer for SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcment…

At approximately 1:43 PM the afternoon of May 27, 2016 the first wildland fire of the year on San Juan Island was reported burning near #2 School House Road. Responding units included a Type 3 brush truck, three command units, two water tenders, a back hoe and 13 firefighters. Personnel extinguished the approximate 1/2 acre fire which was located in heavy brush and sparse timber at 4 PM.

Gusty winds and fuel arrangement, combined with unseasonably dry conditions are the major contributors to the fire’s spread. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A big thanks goes to our volunteers for the great job they did and for helping to keep our community safe.

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm by

Categories: Around Here, Community, Environment

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