San Jose Estuary Goes up on Fire. Again.

 San Jose Estuary Goes up on Fire. Again.

This guy is there to help, but forgot the bucket! Photo by Susan Lynn Banks

Did you catch the action on Monday afternoon? A hefty fire broke out in the San Jose estuary, kicking our local heroes into high gear. Firefighters from both San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, along with ambulances, water trucks, civil protection units, and staff, were all hands on deck to tackle the blaze. This wasn’t just a small campfire gone wrong; we’re talking a significant fire stretching from the bridge to La Playita all the way to the ocean.

By 6 pm, the team had it under control – phew! But the aftermath? Smoke and ashes made their way as far as Santa Rosa, leaving us all a bit on edge. Turns out, these fires are often sparked by homeless folks living in the area, using open flames to cook or light up a smoke. It’s a tough situation all around.

Let’s take this as a reminder to be extra cautious with fires and support our local emergency teams who rush in to protect our community and natural habitats. Sigh, indeed.