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Summer wildland fire threats Fire District 13 focus

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 state) DNR (Departme...


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