Western Wildfires Hazardous Air Quality Reaches Across Region

Over 4.7 Million Acres Ravaged by West Coast Wildfires


The wildfires on the West Coast of the US are now responsible for the destruction of over 4.7 million acres and at least 34 deaths. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are at least 87 wildfires burning across 11 states. In addition to the massive loss of forestland and structures, the fires are bringing hazardous air quality to the entire region.

Poor Air Quality Continues to Force Residents Indoors: According to the quality monitoring organization IQAir, the air across the western swath of the US is now the worst in the world. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee referred to the air across the state as oppressive. The wildfires raging across the Evergreen State have led to the most dangerous air quality conditions since Washington began monitoring this index almost two decades ago.

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