March 6, 2023
SAN JUAN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 4
Lopez Island Fire and EMS Department
2228 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
On Saturday March 4th at 7:42 pm, Lopez Fire and EMS responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of
Lopez Rd. The fire was called in to 911 by a passerby who saw flames from the front of the structure.
The first arriving officers found the front of the structure had significant flames from the southeast
corner doors and windows, the interior floor had collapsed, and the basement was fully involved.
Our first in engine connected to a fire hydrant a block away and pulled a large hose to begin
suppressing the heat and flames. The fire was extinguished at 8:35 pm and firefighters
spent the next few hours extinguishing hot spots. The fire department cleared the
scene at 12:03 am with one person remaining to watch for flare ups.
The San Juan County Fire Marshall was at the site at 8:00 am Sunday morning to begin an
investigation, which is ongoing. Local security camera footage revealed that the fire flashed in the
residence at 7:36 pm, it is unknown how long the fire grew prior to this time.
The structure and its belongings are a total loss. There were no residents home, and nobody
was physically hurt because of this fire.
Lopez Fire and EMS
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San Juan County Fire District #4
2228 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
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Thank you for your interest !!
BURN PERMIT SEASON OPENED OCTOBER 10, 2022
ALL Residential and Commercial Burn Permits are issued
through the San Juan County Community
Development Fire Marshal's Office using their online permitting portal.
The Fire Danger level is now - LOW.
Do not burn if the winds are sustained greater than 10 MPH.
Avoid burning during stagnant air systems such as fog and/or low inversion layer.
See News Release below for more information
To apply for a BURN PERMIT
see link - https://www.sanjuanco.com/1161/Apply-for-Burn-Permits
Please note that the San Juan County Fire Marshall determines burn restrictions
and burn bans. The San Juan County Fire Marshall's address is
135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Phone number 360-378-3473.
Website - https://www.sanjuanco.com/1088/Fire-Marshal
Fire Wise is a nationally recognized program to assist homeowners in
preparing their property for the unlikely event of a wildfire.
Lopez Fire and EMS will come out to your property
to give fire safety tips and help develop a plan to Fire Wise your property.
If you would like to set up a date and time for someone to visit you at your property
please call the Lopez Island Fire Dept. at (360) 468-2991
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, property address, phone number,
email address and suggested dates and times.
CONTACT THE SAN JUAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR FREE COVID VACCINE CLINIC INFORMATION -
Link below to register
Files coming soon.
Lopez Island Fire and EMS has a Protection Classification Rating of 7. Please see downloadable PDF.
We are dedicated to the preservation and protection of life, property and the environment through a team effort of public education, fire prevention, disaster preparedness and mitigation. We provide emergency fire, rescue and medical services.
We serve the community and recognize that our people and associated support resources are the key to our success. We strive to be a valued member of the community.
Our objectives are to focus on excellence in the services we provide through continuous improvement in:
(a). San Juan County Fire Protection District No. 4 is a municipal corporation of the State of Washington that protects life and property and provides fire protection and emergency medical services to its citizens. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the District on the listed topics related to the District’s purpose of providing fire protection services, emergency medical services and protecting life and property. The opinions expressed by visitors to this site do not reflect the opinions of the District. Any comments submitted to this site and any lists of users or links are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56. Users recognize that there is no expectation of privacy in the use of the District’s Social Media and users are cautioned to never disclose private or confidential information on this site.
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(i). Comments not topically related to the particular article/topic being commented upon;
(ii). Uses for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of a person to an office or for the promotion of or opposition to a ballot proposition. Such a use of District Social Media is specifically prohibited by this Policy and RCW 42.17A.555, subject to the exceptions stated therein.
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