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List: Poor air quality due to wildfire smoke forces closures throughout Spokane

Some closures include Riverfront Park activities, Spokane pools and the Garland Summer Market.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The air quality in Spokane has improved on Wednesday, reaching the moderate category after four days in a row of unhealthy air. 

Although reduced activity from nearby fires and better daytime ventilation should improve smoke conditions somewhat each day, westerly on-shore flow and shifting surface winds will bring smoke through the Spokane area, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Depending on the winds and wildfire activity, air quality could occasionally worsen and may still reach the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" range at various times on Wednesday and Thursday.

Because of the poor air quality, there were many closures in Spokane in order to keep people safe. 

These are the following attractions that closed and events that were canceled:

Riverfront Eats:

Riverfront Eats was canceled Tuesday according to Riverfront Spokane's Twitter post. They would have featured Mixed Plate, Mary Lou's, Tacos Camargo, Daily Bread, Island Style, Skewers. The next Riverfront Eats will be held on August 10.

Pilates at the clock tower:

Riverfront Park also tweeted saying they would be canceling Pilates at the clock tower which is typically Tuesdays at the clock tower meadow. The event will be back at it's normal time on Aug.10, subject to air quality changes. 

Kendall Yards' Night Market:

Kendall Yards' Instagram posted that they would not be having their market on Wednesday due to the air quality. The post says they will reopen next week.

Camp Reed:

Camp Reed also closed Monday and sent kids home in order to keep them safe during the bad air quality, according to their Facebook post.  Camp Reed said that due to the pandemic, they do not have adequate indoor space to house all campers and maintain all the protocols of COVID safety for long extended periods. All families will be issued a full refund. The camp will return for Sunday Aug. 8 for week six of the camp. 

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