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Air Quality Alert

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on August 21, 2018
Statement as of 9:30 am PDT on August 20, 2018

... Air quality alert remains in effect until noon PDT Thursday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Thursday for the following counties
in central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Smoke from ongoing fires in northern Washington and British Columbia
will continue to move across the area.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.



930 am PDT Mon Aug 20 2018

... Air quality alert remains in effect until noon PDT Thursday...

The Washington state department of ecology has issued an air quality
alert... in effect until noon PDT Thursday for the following counties
in central, south central and southeast washington:

Benton
Columbia
Franklin
Kittitas
Klickitat
Walla Walla
Yakima

Unhealthy air will be common at times across central, south
central and southeastern Washington due to the large wildfires
currently burning around the region.

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.

Smoke from ongoing fires in northern Washington and British Columbia
will continue to move across the area.

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.

Information about air quality is on the Washington department of
ecology web site at http://www.Ecy.WA.Gov/air.Html or call 360-407-
6000.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes... runny nose... aggravate
heart and lung diseases... and aggravate other serious health
problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it
is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung
condition.


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