FIRE CONDITIONS: Extreme Fire Hazard
(Please contact the County Fire Marshal for up-to-date fire conditions during weekends & holidays)
Posted by San Juan County News Release, San Juan Island
Full Burn Ban issued for MON 9/7 - Until further notice
San Juan County Fire Chiefs, in coordination with the San Juan County Fire Marshall and San Juan County Department of Emergency Management have issued a temporary, short-term fire ban for all activities beginning Monday, September 7, 2020 until further notice.
With shifting winds, higher temperatures and lower humidity predicted during this period, San Juan County will be implementing the full temporary burn ban as a safety precaution.
The fire ban includes all burning including recreational campfires and use of charcoal grills. In addition, island residents and visitors are asked to be even more careful than normal about any other activity that could potentially start a fire, including working with metal-bladed tools in dry areas, careless discarding of cigarettes, or parking in high dry grass.".
In any emergency situation always call 911 immediately.
Thank you for your help in keeping our islands safe and fire free.
When our office is open, Lopez Island Fire Department is available for residents to purchase residential and commercial burn permits during the burning season. As of May 31, 2020, burn permits are not available to purchase until burning is allowed again in the Fall.
Please note that the San Juan County Fire Marshall is the person to contact if you have questions on whether or not you may need a burn permit. The Fire Marshall determines burn restrictions and burn bans.
Burn Permit fee is $20.00
RJ Myers is our Fire Marshall. His address is 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor. Phone number 360-378-3473.
BURN PERMITS CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE DURING THE BURNING SEASON BY USING THIS LINK TO THE SAN JUAN COUNTY WEBSITE and following their instructions: (Copy and paste this address to your browser)