The Activities of the U.S. Forest Service inside Chelan County are under a spotlight after the county was overrun recently by smoke and haze from wildfires on U.S. Forest land.
Air quality reached unhealthy to hazardous levels on a regular basis for more than a month straight leading into mid-October.
The Chelan-Douglas Health District is warning North Central Washington residents that poor air quality is expected for the next few days and they should take steps to protect themselves.
They are urging everyone, but particularly those who are sensitive to air quality conditions, to stay inside as much as possible, keep doors and windows closed, change air conditioners to recirculate, and use a po
The Grant County Health District has issued a public health advisory for hazardous air quality conditions that are not expected to clear up for the next few days.
They are offering the following recommendations:
-If it looks smoky outside, it is not a good time for any outdoor activities
Multiple wildfires have hit North Central Washington already and soon stagnant air could create smokey or hazy skies. Washington State Department of Ecology Spokesperson Andrew Wineke says now's the time to start checking air quality monitors for particulate levels.