The state Ecology Department reports air monitors detect hazardous Friday air in Cashmere and Liberty, and unhealthy air in Wenatchee, Entiat, Pateros and Quincy.
Thousands of firefighters are still battling five major wildfires in Eastern Washington that have burned a total of 186 square miles, but managers are increasingly confident they’re gaining control.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning in Eastern Washington because of continuing wildfire danger.
The Table Mountain Complex of wildfires in central Washington’s Chelan and Kittitas counties has tripled in size to more than 47 square miles, and residents of 161 homes north of Ellensburg and Liberty are being urged to evacuate, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife agents have conducted 14 raids around the state in a series of poaching investigations, and they say dozens of people could face charges.
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Don’t blame a fish mating call for the humming noise that annoyed West Seattle residents over the Labor Day weekend, says a University of Washington associate professor who studies the Midshipman fish,
Firefighters east of Washington’s Cascade Range are still working to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by a weekend lightning storm.
Forecasters say the warm, dry weather continues in Washington, at least a couple more days.
Not too many people are complaining in typically soggy Seattle, but the city is on a surprising run of dry weather. The last rain at the airport was .04 inches on July 22, and Labor Day weekend in Seattle is looking just fine.