PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - UPDATE Little Cranberry Lake Fire - 4:30 PM August 26, 2016 - Update on the Anacortes Forestlands fire at Little Cranberry Lake. DNR and Mount Erie fire staff are working to create a control perimeter around the fire. Work will continue until dark and then a night shift will watch the fire through the night. Anacortes Fire Department staff will also be onsite.
DNR is pleased with the work being accomplished today to begin the containment process. Cooler weather is forecast for tomorrow which will help firefighters. Wind conditions are favorable and two additional crews will be joining the firefight tomorrow. Due to the size of the fire, it will take multiple days to fully contain the fire.
An investigation is underway in to the source of the fire. Any pertinent information should be shared with the Anacortes Police Department. For timely updates, see Anacortes Fire Department Facebook page or follow us on Twitter at #littlecranberryfire.
Anacortes has applied to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community. This round we are trying a new local review process. Your community can distribute this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AnacortesBFC to the public so that members of the public can give feedback without signing up to be local reviewers. The survey will close on September 15th at Midnight Pacific Time.