Blog & websites keep citizens in the know about wildfire smoke

Colockum Tarps fire from the Jumpoff radio site, July 28 about 730 PM. Photo: DNR/Tom Herman
Colockum Tarps fire from the Jumpoff radio site, July 28 about 730 PM. Photo: DNR/Tom Herman

Got smoke? Washington state residents can keep track of smoke effects and get forecasts about smoke movement from area wildfires by visiting WA Smoke Blog — a clearinghouse blog — and websites sponsored by local governments and state and federal agencies.

Volunteers built and maintain the page and activate it when there’s a need to share coordinated information related to fires.

Visit WA Smoke Blog to keep up-to-date on wild land fires with information posted by the state Departments of Ecology and Health, U.S. Forest Service and other participating state, federal and county governments.

Residents can also follow real-time air quality information at permanent air quality monitors across the state. There is also more information about what the air quality numbers mean. The state Department of Health also has important health information related to wildfire smoke.

Blog by: Washington State Department of Ecology
Media Contact: Joye Redfield-Wilder, 509-575-2610; cell, 509-961-6277; jred461@ecy.wa.gov

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