Washington Smoke Map

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cougar Fire Puts Smoke into Wenatchee and Chelan Areas

A new, large fire near Mount Adams grew rapidly today.  Today's smoke forecast for the Wolverine Fire did not account for the Cougar Fire, which put a large smoke plume over the towns of Wenatchee, Chelan, and the Methow Valley area for several hours today.  The smoke from this fire added to the local smoke impacts of the Wolverine Fire creating unhealthy air quality conditions in some areas.


  1. Would be very helpful if you could add some of the east Lewis county areas like Morton WA, to the map.

    1. The Air Resource Advisor- K Palmer, who posts the grid and forecasts is assigned to the Wolverine fire so her scope is pretty much areas affected by the Wolverine fire. You guys are getting smoke from the Cougar Creek Fire. You should first contact your county health department and also your local Clean Air Agency (Southwest Clean Air Agency) for questions on air quality forecasts. I'll put in a request today to have any statewide forecasts cover East Lewis County but no guarantees. Always use your own senses to make health based decisions or consult with your physician.


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