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).





WHERE'S THE FIRE?


Quick Info
Official Washington State Department of Natural Resources Fire Twitter account.
Wildfire news and updates from the Pacific Northwest Region.
           

Details
InciWeb       
Wildfire Incident Information System - Washington Wildfires
May have 24-48 hr delay between fire detection and posting.
           
NWCC
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center
Washington and Oregon Wildfires - Morning briefing
                       

Maps and Satellite
Washington & Oregon Fire Locations

Large Incidents
Larger wildfire smoke plumes are clearly visible. Cloud cover can interfere with view.


Prescribed Burns



19 comments:

  1. Any word on the fires burning between BZ Corner and Trout Lake along Hwy 141 on July 8, 2017? Lots of smoke and many helicopters delivering loads of water.

    We live in Husum and are, naturally, concerned.

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  2. Here is some information from InciWeb. The fire's original location was about 5+ miles, north of Husum Washington. It started around 10:30 PM on the night of the 7th. It spread rapidly on July 8, under dry, windy conditions. The fire is burning in steep and timbered land. Hwy 141 is closed at BZ Corner, and at Trout Lake. A detour is available from BZ Corner, thru Glenwood, coming out at Trout Lake. Find out more under the InciWeb link above. Thanks for you question.

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  3. You can also use the DNR Wildfire Twitter Feed above (#DryCreekFire) or Klickitat County's Twitter page (#KlickitatCounty). These social media sites can be a good source for quick information on this fire. For smoke concerns, please see the health messages under the Smoke and Health tab above.

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  4. I see smoke near Sherman pass any fire reports this is as of 7/15/2017

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    1. There were a lot of posts on the Canyon Creek Fire this weekend on DNR Wildfire Twitter Feed above. A more specific twitter page has been created using #CanyonCreekFire. For other details, use the Local Gov tab above and scroll down to Okanogan where you will find links to other services. If you are impacted by smoke use the “Smoke and Health” tab above to get information for limiting your exposure.

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    2. I SMELL smoke. but I don't know where. in Belfair WA atm. ^^

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  5. Loads of smoke swept into the try cities washington, a thick, foggy smoke.

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  6. What's the source of smoke in Chehalis ?

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    1. Sorry for the delay. The smoke at the time of your post was from the large wildfires occurring in Canada.

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  7. Try staying in your house and turn on your air conditioner(s). Either that, or head for the nearest huge freeway that is anywhere near (within 5 miles) of where you are. In house that is air conditioned is best, because you might be able to stay uncooked that way. Maybe.

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  8. there is smoke all around us 8/2/17 all day long in Tacoma wa near university please wa

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  9. There is smoke pretty bad in western washington

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  10. I see smoke near Othello,Wa any fire near by 8/4/17

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  11. We live in Kennewick and we can't afford cooling or heating! We have to open the door and windows to keep cool, so we are suffering out here!

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  12. That's tough. You might try hanging out at a nearby Library or shopping mall. Both are free and no one will kick you out. Explain the situation. Also any friends or family with air conditioning.

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  13. That's tough. Can you go to the local library, shopping mall, or coffee shop for a few hours?

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  14. Keeping doors and windows shut is imperative to long term health concerns. Hang a wet towel in front of a fan for cooling effects. Keep a wet handkerchief tied around nose and mouth when you have to go outside if you do not have a proper mask to filter out the smoke particles.

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  15. Could you please explain this paragraph** (on first or home page of website) to the uninitiated? Are the BC fires under control? I have an auto-immune illness and the last almost two weeks having been a living h*ll on the health front. Always have a store of N-95's when I fly; knew of all the other precautions. Perhaps you could list some indicators that might cause Western WA's air to again become marginal. Thanks to all who contributed in any way to website. ** Here is beginning of said paragraph: "None of the weather models are advertising an imminent return to conditions conducive for BC wildfire smoke to return. At least not within the next week. However smoke from local fires and some in Oregon could continue impacting eastern WA, so please pay attention to future smoke forecasts."

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    1. The BC fires are still burning. However, since the winds have picked up and shifted direction, those fires are no longer blowing smoke towards Washington. The fires in WA and OR are not nearly as large as those in BC, so those smoke plumes will not impact our state nearly as much... you may not notice them at all depending on your location. Yesterday was not a good day to be in Montana, but the air in Washington was quite nice. Expect much cleaner air for the next few days and breathe much easier! You might like to look at the fire-location and smoke plume analysis that is updated a few times per day by NOAA. It's a great way to stay up to date on where fires are and where smoke is going... though you typically won't see the smoke appear in these images until late-morning/early afternoon. http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/currenthms.jpg

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