This week’s update is to let you know that as much as we would like to, we “CANNOT” lift the Burn Ban at this time. This decision based on the lack of moisture in the under lying vegetation on our islands. In fact, even with the welcomed rain, the moisture content of the fuels have gotten one percent dryer. We are in regular contact with Bob Lowe our Fire Marshal and will advise you on our website or through our local publications as soon as the Burn Ban is lifted.
Thank you for your unwavering support for the Burn Ban as we have not had any major incidents, and only one minor one since it has gone in to effect on June 22.
Your Fire Chief