Investigation underway after Tommy Thompson Trail trestle catches fire in Anacortes

Photo: Anacortes Police Department

Police and fire officials are investigating after the Tommy Thompson Trail trestle caught on fire, causing significant damage to the bridge early Tuesday morning.

According to the Anacortes Police Department (APD), officers responded to reports of a fire in the middle of the trestle at around 1:45 a.m. When officers arrived to the 9000 block of South March’s Point Rd., they discovered that the fire had fully engulfed the bridge.

Photo: Anacortes Police Department

Officers assisting the Anacortes Fire Department called the Swinomish Police Department and requested their marine unit to help with the fire. Shortly after, two vessels arrived to assist.

The APD says after the fire was extinguished, the damage appeared to span the entire width of the bridge and about 60 feet of its length.

Photo: Anacortes Police Department

Officials say the trail trestle will be closed while the fire is under active investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call 911, or leave an anonymous tip by calling 360-299-1985.

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