CROSBY — Several Mason County fire districts and state Department of Natural Resources wildland firefighters are responding to the so-called Bear Creek Fire in brush south of Crosby near Northeast Bear Creek Dewatto Road.

The blaze grew to 22 acres as of 5 p.m. Monday.

Helicopters and ground firefighters are working the fire. Gusts are creating challenging conditions.

Winds in the area were reported at up to 10 mph.

North Mason Fire, Central Mason Fire-Rescue and Mason County Fire District 3 were responding along with DNR.

"We are getting calls from Lilliwaup to Panther Lake of people seeing the smoke column,” Macecom dispatch in Mason County stated on Facebook.

It is not known if homes were threatened in the area.

iFIBER One News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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