SPOKANE, Wash. — National Weather Service Spokane said air quality is on a downward trend for Northeast Washington and North Idaho.
The NWS Spokane tweeted footage of smoke from Canada headed into Kettle Falls, Wash. Saturday.
As of Sunday morning, the Washington State Department of Ecology air quality index shows an “unhealthy for sensitive groups” air quality for Spokane Valley, Colbert, Newport and Colville. This category recommends that people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, pregnant women, adults older than 65 or who have had a stroke should limit their time spent outdoors.
Air quality is now in the high moderate phase. Fires raging in western Montana, sisters Oregon and smaller fires in Wa.— Tom Sherry (@KREMTomSherry) August 20, 2017
Spokane has a slightly better air quality, falling into the “moderate” category. These air quality index levels change as new data is collected and can be found on the WA State Department of Ecology air monitoring map.