Dirty air obstructs the north area of Spokane as viewed from Cliff Drive on the South Hill on Monday. Strong winds pushed dust and smoke into the region.
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Flames burn at one end of a wildfire Monday near Wenatchee. Crews in Central Washington worked Monday to protect homes from one of the many wildfires burning throughout the West as a destructive fire season stretches into September with no relief expected from the weather anytime soon.