Air quality improves in central Washington

   Air quality improves in central Washington

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Air quality improves in central Washington

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 25 at 4:15 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- People are breathing easier in parts of central Washington, where for the first time in nearly two weeks there are no reports of hazardous air conditions.
  
The air quality in the Wenatchee area is now listed as "unhealthy for sensitive groups," an improvement over the "hazardous" designation.
  
Firefighters are getting a handle on two big fires in that region. According to the latest update Tuesday by the Department of Nature Resources, the Wenatchee Complex of wildfires covers about 53,138 acres and is about 30 percent contained. The Table Mountain fire is about 36,290 acres and about 10 percent contained.

The bad news is that the state Department of Ecology says air quality in Eastern Washington is expected to get worse starting on Wednesday.

 

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