It was a bit of a scare the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department was happy to discover was just a routine bit of work.
Responding to reports of “smoke rising on the mountain” from the community below, AMFD firefighters donned gear and went looking for fire Tuesday.
What firefighters found instead was “dust clouds rising from road sweeping maintenance work” on Hwy. 3.
Apparently, despite a good soaking over the weekend, it’s still plenty dry on the mountain.
Despite being called out, firefighters appreciated the heads-up.
“Better safe than sorry,” the department messaged on its facebook page. “Anytime you see anything that looks like it might be smoke, don’t hesitate to report it.”