Fire & Rescue extinguishes second Mt. Dallas fire in a week
Posted August 1, 2022 at 8:28 am by San Juan Update
Fire & Rescue shares news about another rural fire that occurred over the weekend.
San Juan Island Fire & Rescue responded on an interface fire on Mt. Dallas late Saturday morning. Crews arrived to find a resident attempting to extinguish a fire in grasses and scrub on the hillside. The early notification and quick response by career and volunteer firefighters allowed quick containment of the fire to approximately one acre. No structures were threatened. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it may have been caused by a spark from operating equipment.
Having responded to two interfaces fire in just a few days, SJIF&R wants to remind residents and visitors that the dry weather and higher than normal temperatures create an environment for faster ignition and the potential for larger fires. The fire danger is currently listed as medium. However, if high temperatures continue, it is likely to be raised to high.
You can support the San Juan Update by doing business with our loyal advertisers, and by making a one-time contribution or a recurring donation.
Categories: Around Here