Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

Hazy Skies

According to the Washington Smoke Information blog, there is "no significant smoke clearing expected before Wednesday for most of the state".

Air quality monitoring stations in Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside and White Swan are all reporting air quality as "hazardous".

Environment Canada has lifted its special air quality advisory for the City of Calgary but smoke from the British Columbia wildfires continues to negatively impact air quality and has Calgary on pace to shatter the city's record for annual smoke hours.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. Check the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's website for the most recent conditions.

Henderson said testing had shown levels of fine particulate matter of up to 200 parts per million in some B.C. communities.

An expected shift in the wind on Sunday should improve the air quality.

On Monday morning, the northeast and northwest parts of Metro Vancouver, and the eastern Fraser Valley had an Air Quality Health Index rating of 10-plus, which is classified as very high risk.

Reduced visibility caused by the smoke and haze is making it hard for officials to detect new fires and for crews to fight existing wildfires from the air.

A new mobile app from The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality allows you to have information about your area's air quality conditions at your fingertips. Current air quality levels in Darrington are UNHEALTHY for everyone.

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