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Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 15:34

Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a brush fire near milepost 123 on Interstate 90 at 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

According to KVFR Chief John Sinclair, Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Yakima Training Center and the Department of Transportation responded to the fire.

About 50 firefighters from different agencies were on site at the height of the fire.

The fire started out as a small fire in the median which blew over to the north side of the freeway’s westbound lanes and got established.

At 3 p.m. the fire was at 100 percent containment with crews remaining on scene for mop-up.

Sinclair said the Bureau of Land Management has requested an investigator.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 09:14

Washington's air quality has seen significant changes in the last 24 hours. Air quality levels are between "moderate" and "unhealthy" across the state. Changes are expected and can be monitored online on the WA State Dept. of Ecology's Air Quality Monitoring Website. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following these safety guidelines.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:33

Central and northeastern Washington are experiencing significant changes in air quality levels. Levels range from "moderate" to "unhealthy". As a reminder, when air quality levels reach "unhealthy for sensitive groups" and above the public is encouraged to take the following precautions set forth in the Washington Department of Ecology Air Quality Advisory poster

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 16:55

Smoke is moving its way across Washington state and forecasted to blanket eastern and parts of western Washington through Thursday. Current conditions range from "good" to "unhealthy." Air quality levels can change quickly. To keep current on the latest conditions view the Smoke Map above. Source: Washington Smoke Blog

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:06

Air quality levels across Washington has finally returned to "good" to "moderate," with the exception of the Wenatchee National Forest which is at "very unhealthy". High humidity and light rains in Washington and heavier rain fall in Canada have dampened wild fires and subsequent smoke. Forecast shows current air quality levels should remain stable until mid-week. Source: Pacific Northwest Smoke Cooperators

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