Washington Smoke Map

*The map above is not able to display all state air quality monitors. Click here to see all monitors in Washington: WA Ecology Air Monitors

Note: Some users might notice intermittent discrepancies in colors shown on the map of air quality monitors above, and those reported on the Department of Ecology's official page. This is because Ecology believes their method of calculating the air quality category (i.e. “Good”, “Moderate”, Unhealthy” etc) is more protective of public health in Washington. If in doubt as to which better represents public health risk, use the more stringent of the two (i.e. the map showing worse air quality).

Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 Wildfire Season Off To An Early Start

Three wildfire starts in the last 72 hours in Washington indicate that wildfire season may arrive early this year.  The Malaga fire, just 7 miles SE of Wenatchee, was the largest at about 1,200 acres.  It’s now fully contained and the cause is under investigation.

If a large wildfire with serious smoke impacts occurs, we will begin posting smoke and air quality updates to this blog.  In the meantime, remember that many wildfires are human caused so be careful with fire.  And watch for burn bans in your area.  A good place to find out where burn bans have been issued is here:  http://waburnbans.net/ 

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