SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane air quality is currently considered "Hazardous". The Current air quality number Friday morning is 305, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Our weather team is tracking the smoke to begin clearing out by this weekend.
The smoke is clearing SLOWLY but surely! pic.twitter.com/pmwvlb4um4— Briana Bermensolo (@KREMBriana) September 8, 2017
There has been a dip in air quality across the state of Washington as widespread smoke rolls through.
You excited about improving air quality today?? It's pretty terrible this morning but we should see gradual improvement during the day. pic.twitter.com/GzvYTDPm0n— NWS Spokane (@NWSSpokane) September 8, 2017
Some areas in the Inland Northwest have air quality levels above 300. Levels above 200 are considered "Very Unhealthy For All" while levels above 300 are considered "Hazardous".
The smoke is reported to be from a mass collection of wildfires across the area. KREM 2 uses InciWeb to keep up to date with fires, check it out here.
At the "Hazardous" level, the EPA issues a health alert saying everyone may experience more serious health effects and people should stay indoors.
Up-to-date air quality information can be found from the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Idaho air quality information can be found from the Idaho department of Environmental Quality.