The First Wildland Fire of the Year
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.