Stories tagged: smoke
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
Smoke from a growing fire on the Colville Indian Reservation continued to blow into Spokane on Tuesday, causing air quality to be unhealthy for some groups including children and the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019
About 5,640 acres of grass and brush have burned, and the fire was zero percent contained as of Saturday at 5 p.m.
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019
Smoke from the nearly 42,000-acre Cold Creek wildfire near the Tri-Cities is not expected to reach Spokane this weekend.
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019
No one was hurt after a sparking dryer caused a house fire in Browne’s Addition on Thursday evening, residents said.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
As they prepare for smoke season, Spokane leaders consider adding more air monitors and protections for homeless
The main focus of today’s Smoke Ready Communities Day – a collaboration of the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Spokane Regional Health District and Greater Spokane Emergency Management – is …
Sat., June 1, 2019
It’s not even summer, but it’ll soon smell like it: for the first time this year, Eastern Washington is forecast to be plagued with wildfire smoke.
Fri., May 24, 2019
Who’s ready for summer? Swimming, grilling, camping, coughing …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide – about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
After a day of respite from wildfire smoke, Spokane’s air moved back into unhealthy ranges Sunday morning.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
There have been some good things about August’s on again/off again smoke-filled air. I mean, if you really think about it.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
Spokane woke up on Friday to the cleanest air it’s had for days. Two of the four air quality monitors in Spokane County were registering “good” air at 7:35 a.m. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Spokane may soon get a reprieve from the lingering haze of wildfire smoke, but it’s likely to be short-lived.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Puget Sound is barely visible through the glass windows of the Seattle Aquarium otter tank during afternoon feeding time — a thick layer of haze obscures the view. But, Mishka, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
After a slight break from “unhealthy” air quality readings during portions of Monday and Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reported that Spokane awoke Wednesday to “unhealthy” air again.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Northeast winds dispersed much of the smoke that hung over Spokane on Sunday and Monday, but the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency predicts a directional change could bring more smoke …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Authorities say an avid hiker who was missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by hazy wildfire smoke has been located.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
The hazy days of August have become yet another season in Spokane. That time of year when the skyline is sepia-toned, when you wonder if that run is worth the …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Eventually the Inland Northwest’s air will clear and the siege of smoke will be over. Really and truly over. Until the next time.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the “hazardous” range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds
The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018
Air quality in Spokane remains in the “unhealthy” category for the third straight day.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
The Northwest didn’t give you any money-back guarantees before you moved here.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
Wildfire smoke in southern Oregon is forcing organizations that are dependent on tourist dollars to scramble for other options.
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018
As hot, dry temperatures continued throughout the day Wednesday, air quality forecasts remained in the moderate health quality range.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area.