"The cat among the pigeons, however, is the risk of a rapid spread of fire along the east slopes of the Cascades due to strong winds and low relative humidity," Dhammapala said. "Additionally, blowing dust across the Columbia Basin on Tuesday could restrict visibility and cause travel headaches."
Gov. Gregoire also has extended a burn ban until midnight Sunday night, Oct. 7. http://www.governor.wa.gov/news/news-view.asp?pressRelease=1972&newsType=1
* Check for air quality monitoring information: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/air_monitoring_data/WAQA_Intro_Page.html