Chris Koker of Plastering Plus Northwest puts up  scaffolding around the entrance of Whatcom Middle School  Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2009. Work to shore up exterior walls was delayed because of the high winds. Officials are waiting for the building to be stabilized before further investigating the cause of a Nov. 5 fire that heavily damaged the school.
Chris Koker of Plastering Plus Northwest puts up scaffolding around the entrance of Whatcom Middle School Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2009. Work to shore up exterior walls was delayed because of the high winds. Officials are waiting for the building to be stabilized before further investigating the cause of a Nov. 5 fire that heavily damaged the school. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Chris Koker of Plastering Plus Northwest puts up scaffolding around the entrance of Whatcom Middle School Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2009. Work to shore up exterior walls was delayed because of the high winds. Officials are waiting for the building to be stabilized before further investigating the cause of a Nov. 5 fire that heavily damaged the school. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

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