Washington Smoke Map

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

8/2/2015 Status of Smoke and Fires in Washington

Multiple active fires around the state are impacting air quality. The Wolverine Fire continues to smoke in areas around Lake Chelan including the Methow Valley and the Okanogan Valley. The smoke is spilling into the Columbia Basin and impacting air quality all along towards Moses Lake also where air quality has ranged between Unhealthy and Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups today. There are also air quality impacts around Spokane today. Much of the smoke is probably coming from the Wolverine fire also but there are other fires in the area that could be contributing. It's hard to tell for sure where the smoke plume in the eastern part of the state is coming from.


Paradise (not on map, in Olympic National Park):1786 acres, 21% contained
Deckerville: 150 acres, 0% contained.
Goode: 140 acres, 0% contained.
Wolverine: 15,700 acres, 0% contained.
North Boulder 2: 223 acres, 70% contained.
Baldy: 300 acres, 0% contained.
Eagle Springs: 2,000 acres, 0% contained.
Long Lake: 432 acres, 60% contained.
I-90 Sprague: 600 acres, 0 % contained.
Blue Creek: 6225 acres, 95% contained.


9 comments:

  1. I live in Rochester and we are getting a lot of smoke!! I was wondering if a fire was near enough to make plans. We have horses here.

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  2. The only fire I'm aware of that is in your area is the Deckerville fire. It's certainly close enough to be sending smoke your way but should be far enough away that you are not at risk. But stay tuned to local news to be sure there's not something new in the area. The Sheriff's Department and your county Emergency Management Department may have more information. And the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fights fires on state and private lands.

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  3. We live on Johnson Point, north of Lacey. It is very smoky here, despite the reports saying our air quality is good. There was a lot of smoke last evening, and it rolled in again about 11:30 a.m. Hard to believe this is coming from the Deckerville fire and that the air quality readings aren't spotting it.

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  4. Extremely hazy - no smoke smell here in Lewiston/Clarkson area. From fires?

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  8. Yes, very likely that smoke/haze in the area of Lewiston/Clarkston is from the Wolverine fire by Lake Chelan. It's traveling quite a distance.

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  9. About smoke near Lacey, the other fire that I know of that could be affecting air quality in your area is the Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park.

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