Have we seen the last of the wildfire smoke issues in Washington for the summer of 2014? It would seem that for now at least the existing wildfires are under control and virtually out. There is still some minor interior burning here and there (as can be seen in the photo to the right of the Duncan fire from Aug. 27) and firefighters may continue to use controlled burns to strengthen containment lines so some people may see or smell a bit of smoke now and then but the monitors have stayed in the "green" or good air quality category for days. So until or unless things change, posts to this blog will be infrequent.
Thank you for your interest!
Information about the status of closures and fire recovery efforts can be found at the links below:
- Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen
- The Okanogan Conservation District: www.okanogancd.org/Carlton
- Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER): http://centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/