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).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

8/28/2014 Fire and Smoke Issues no longer significant

Have we seen the last of the wildfire smoke issues in Washington for the summer of 2014?  It would seem that for now at least the existing wildfires are under control and virtually out.  There is still some minor interior burning here and there (as can be seen in the photo to the right of the Duncan fire from Aug. 27) and firefighters may continue to use controlled burns to strengthen containment lines so some people may see or smell a bit of smoke now and then but the monitors have stayed in the "green" or good air quality category for days.  So until or unless things change, posts to this blog will be infrequent.

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Information about the status of closures and fire recovery efforts can be found at the links below:

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