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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, August 4, 2017

8/4/2017 Diamond Creek fire to get an Air Resource Advisor

The Diamond Creek fire, deep in the Pasayten Wilderness of north central Washington, is currently the largest and most active wildfire in the state (8,678 acres as of August 4). Because of it's remote and difficult-to-access location, it is likely to continue burning and causing air quality issues for the surrounding area until mother nature sends the firefighters an assist in the form of fall rains. Because of the smoke issues and the expected duration of the fire, the Incident Command team has ordered an Air Resource Adviser to help them inform the local communities about potential smoke impacts from the fire. So in the next couple of days people in the communities of Winthrop, Twisp, Okanogan, and Omak can expect to see some custom air quality information and predictions posted here on the smoke blog and in their communities. In addition, an extra smoke monitor is planned for deployment in Mazama.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving our area some special attention. We've endured some harsh and smokey summers here in the Methow Valley, but the air today in Winthrop was literally sickening - the worst I've ever seen. I can't fathom living under these conditions until autumn rains come!

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  2. "Because of it's remote and difficult-to-access location," Its, not it's

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  3. Any update pictures available?

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  4. The best place to get updates about the Diamond Creek fire is at their Inciweb page here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5409/ There's a link at the top that says "Photographs", try that for new pictures.

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