Brush fire burning near Anacortes

July 28, 2018
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Karen Peterson and Jon Peterson play tennis at Fidalgo Elementary School as a small wildfire burns Friday afternoon off Highway 20. The Petersons saw smoke from the fire on their way to the tennis court and called 911.

Crews are battling a brush fire that started Friday near Highway 20 and Thomas Lane.

A 10-acre fire is burning in the area, DNR spokesman Joe Smillie said.

“It’s not burning intensely,” Smillie said. “It’s just really hard to get to because of all that deep brush.”

Local fire crews, including the Anacortes Fire Department and Skagit County Fire District 11, and DNR crews are responding to the fire, Smillie said.

A helicopter has also been sent to battle the blaze, he said.

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