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    • Air Quality Alert

      Air Quality Alert in effect until Friday, 8:15 AM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies:

    Washington Department of Ecology in Spokane
    Washington Department of Ecology in Yakima
    Nez Perce Tribe
    Colville Confederated Tribes
    Spokane Tribe
    Kalispel Indian
    Community Coeur d'Alene Tribe
    Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
    Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

    Washington Counties within the Air Quality
    Alert Include:

    Adams
    Asotin
    Chelan
    Douglas
    Ferry
    Stevens
    Pend Oreille
    Garfield
    Grant
    Lincoln
    Okanogan
    Spokane
    Whitman

    Idaho Counties within the Air Quality Alert Include:

    Boundary
    Bonner
    Kootenai
    Shoshone
    Benewah
    Latah
    Nez Perce
    Lewis
    Clearwater
    Idaho


    ...AIR QUALITY ALERT UNTIL 10AM FRIDAY...

    Unhealthy air will be common across eastern Washington and north
    Idaho due to the large wildfires currently burning around the region.

    The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Stage
    1 Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Benewah,
    Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis,
    Clearwater, and Idaho Counties of degraded air quality. Due to smoke
    from wildfires around the western U.S. and areas in north Idaho and
    is forecast to continue to be degraded for the next several days. The
    pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).

    Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses
    are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience
    respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician.

    Some improvement in ventilation will be possible toward the end of
    the week. The air quality alert will be reassessed on Friday for the
    weekend based on these trends and upcoming weather conditions.

    For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting
    Washington visit the Washington smoke blog at
    http://wasmoke.blogspot.com and for current Washington air quality
    levels, visit https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ or airnow.gov.
    You may also contact your local air quality agency.

    Additional information for health recommendations, air quality, and
    wildfire information for Idaho can be found on the Idaho Smoke
    Information Blog at http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/

    Kettle Falls, WA Radar