Summer wildland fire threats Fire District 13 focus
July 14, 2021
Hot, dry conditions forecast through the summer is a troubling omen, Skagit County Fire District 13 Chief Wood Weiss cautioned last Friday.
“It looks like it will be a busy year for wildland fires,” Weiss told fire district commissioners during their July 9 monthly meeting, a hybrid in-person session also accessible remotely via the Zoom teleconferencing platform.
Weiss noted that district firefighters snuffed a small wildland fire over the holiday weekend that may have been fireworks related.
“It was climbing into the woods,” Weiss said, “but we shut it down and then (the stat...