Fire & Rescue, DNR suppress Mt. Dallas wildfire
Posted July 28, 2022 at 7:34 am by San Juan Update
Fire & Rescue shares news about their response to a wildfire that broke out on Mt. Dallas yesterday afternoon.
San Juan Island Fire and Rescue responded to a call Wednesday afternoon about a possible wildfire on Mt. Dallas. Upon arrival, SJIF&R established command and communications, deploying rapidly responding crews to fight an active and creeping wildfire. On-scene conditions were challenging due to extensive brush and grass growth, with the prevailing wind pushing the fire into nearby woodland.
Crews worked in two areas to quickly contain the fire and prevent further spread. Two structures were potentially at risk and were saved. Washington State Department of Natural Resources were notified and sent a fire response helicopter to assist at the scene. No injuries were reported.
Fire crews will continue to work on scene to monitor and extinguish hot spots. Residents should be aware that there will be lingering smoke in the area around the west side.
Please remember that fire safety is all of our responsibility. As the current summer heat dries our islands out, please ensure that you are aware that any work or activity that can create a spark is dangerous for all of us.
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