COVID-19 prompts Fire District 13 return to Zoom


February 16, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic continues to make its presence felt and not just in the number of new cases recorded across Skagit County over the past month.

The virus crisis forced Fire District 13 to run smaller crews in early February and its three-member board of commissioners returned to a remote monthly meeting format last Friday.

Chair Bruce Shellhamer logged in from a hotspot on Whidbey Island and faded in and out during the hour-long session.

Those breaks were so frequent that fire chief Wood Weiss offered to provide musical interludes.

“I’ll start playing my guitar when he leave...

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