Meeting today for eight potential Firewise communities

Byron, Eagle Cove, Foxhall, Hannah Heights, High Haro, Leeward, Timber and Yacht Haven community members are invited to attend an introductory Firewise meeting discussing wildfire behavior and actions home owners can take to prevent catastrophic destruction in their neighborhoods.

It will be held at the San Juan Island Fire Department headquarters station at 1011 Mullis St. today — Oct. 29 — at 6:30 p.m.

The Firewise program is a voluntary program that gives communities guidelines to protect themselves from wildfires. Joining this program is relatively simple with only a one-day project per year required. Several members of each of these communities are interested in starting a Firewise Community in their area. They would be joining the 15 established Firewise Communities on San Juan Island.

This meeting is open to all interested island residents.

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