Friday, August 26, 2016

Forest Fire Too Close To Home

Our business manager, Stacy's hometown is threatened by a forest fire today.  What started around midnight as a brush fire has now consumed more than 13 acres around Little Cranberry Lake in Anacortes. 

Fire crews from Anacortes and all over Skagit county are on-site battling to contain the fire.  Whatcom County has firemen on scene, Yakima County fire fighters are en route and the Department of Natural Resources has dispatched two helicopters to help.  The helicopters can been seen scoping up water from the lake and dumping it through the clouds and haze of smoke.  Tirelessly soaking all around the perimeter of the blaze, trying to keep it away from nearby housing developments. 

We hope this gets extinguished very soon and damage is limited.  Fidalgo Island is such a beautiful place we'd hate to see it ravaged by flames.  Thank you to all the men and women out there putting out the fire on this blazing summer day!