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).

Sunday, July 31, 2016

7/31/2016 First fires of note for 2016

A number of fires are burning in Washington. It's still soon to get much information on them and none have pages on Inciweb yet meaning that suppression teams are not yet assigned or at least are still so new to the fire that the pages are not yet established. Watch the Inciweb link here: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/ for Washington fire news if/when teams are assigned. Until then this Northwest Coordination Center Link provides some information on fires in Oregon and Washington: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx

The large and fast moving Range 12 fire outside of Yakima is producing enough smoke that it is very visible on the satellite photo below.  A quick survey of area air quality monitors indicates that conditions have not gotten worse than "Moderate" (yellow) so far.