Local fire crews from the Anacortes Fire Department, Mt. Erie Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources responded to a fire on Mt Erie Sunday, July 12. The fire was above the Black Wall climbing area on the south west face of the mountain. Crews were assisted by a helicopter to fight the fire which burned an area estimated at 75 feet by 75 feet. Crews are still on the scene on Monday, July 13. Our thanks to local fire crews for their hard work. Please remember that even though it has been a wet summer, grasses and shrubs are still dry. Please use caution.