Wildfire smoke settles over King County, air quality dips

Smoke from regional wildfires is settling in over Seattle this week, creating air quality levels that are deemed “unhealthy for sensitive groups”. While winds are expected to help clean the air later today and tomorrow, smoke from BC and the Cascades is currently lingering over the Puget Sound.

“Thankfully, we don’t expect this to last as long as it did last summer,” the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said in statement.

The agency recommends that those with heart or lung disease, pregnant people, children, and people over 65 should limit their time outdoors until the air quality improves. Wildfire smoke can cause health problems such as chest pain, fast heartbeat, coughing, stinging eyes and headaches.

As a reminder, a fire safety burn ban is in effect for the entire state, as 96 percent of Washington is experiencing drought-like conditions.

To monitor the air quality, visit the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency website for an updated report.

Photo: Satellite image of active fires from Washington Department of Ecology, issued Monday, August 13. 

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Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

someone go down and tell the junkie hobos to stop lighting things on fire. Thanks.

Turdburgler
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Turdburgler

Wow, you’re hilarious bro!

Scott D.
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Scott D.

Someone needs to tell the crazy Cannucks to manage their lands better. Perhaps our very own activist attorney general, Sideshow Bob, can just sue them too. He can further pad his resume in his run for governor on our dime.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

His lawsuits have actually brought a lot of money into the state. They fund portions of AGO operations and also supplement the general fund.

But nice post.

Lex Seneff
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Lex Seneff

That’s not even close to true.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

Several divisions and units are absolutely self-funded — consumer protection, antitrust, etc. Meaning they’re paid for by the money that they recoup. If I’m not mistaken, a portion of the proceeds also flow back to the general fund.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

But this has little to do with wildfires… unless you want to talk about the state lawsuits that recoup firefighting costs against negligent entities.

Or are those considered activist lawsuits as well?

Turdburgler
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Turdburgler

Please do us all a favor and stop regurgitating Todd Herman and Dori Monson, get some of your own original thoughts based on actual facts, then come back here and have an intelligent discussion.

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Who are these people? How can I subscribe to their newsletter?

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