Smoke remains, Red Flag warning lifted in Western Wash.

Smoke remains, Red Flag warning lifted in Western Wash.

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Smoke remains, Red Flag warning lifted in Western Wash.

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 15 at 10:40 AM

Smoke and air quality remained concerns on both sides of the Cascades as wildfires continued to burn. Despite the smoke, air quality around Western Washington was listed as good to moderate by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Friday afternoon.

A Red Flag Warning for possible explosive fire danger was lifted in Western Washington Friday morning.

The wildfires getting the most attention remain in the Wenatchee Complex, which was up to 28,300 acres and was just 10 percent contained Friday. More than 1,100 personnel are battling the fire.

Many homes are still under a Level 3 evacuation – the highest alert level. Residents who have heeded the evacuation warnings are not being allowed back.

The largest fire concentration is the Barker Canyon Complex near Grand Coulee Dam. More than 91,000 acres have burned. It is 63 percent contained.

Get updates on all wildfires in Washington at the InciWeb site.

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