Washington state

ANACORTES: Source of fire at footbridge unknown; damage is heavy

A fire has heavily damaged a former railroad trestle that was converted into a footbridge across Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes.

Anacortes Fire Department Assistant Chief Dan Harju says more than 200 feet of the Tommy Thompson trestle burned Thursday afternoon. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that flames were knocked down by late afternoon. The cause of the fire on the 2,000-foot-long trestle was not immediately known.

The Associated Press