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Air Quality Alert

WAC019-047-065-281800-
Ferry-Okanogan-Stevens-
Including the cities of Republic, Inchelium, Keller, Curlew,
Danville, Laurier, Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Oroville, Mazama,
Winthrop, Methow, Twisp, Conconully, Colville, Chewelah,
Kettle Falls, Springdale, and Northport
1049 AM PDT Mon Jul 26 2021

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington Department of Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology is extending an Air Quality
Alert to notify residents of Okanogan, Ferry, and Stevens counties
of degraded air quality. Due to wildfire smoke, health impacts may
occur due to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) pollution. Air quality
may reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Burning
restrictions are in effect. The Air Quality Alert will remain in
effect until further notice.

Health Impacts and Recommended Actions: When air quality is Unhealthy
for Sensitive Groups, sensitive* persons may experience health
effects and should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit time
spent outdoors. The general public is unlikely to be affected.

Outdoor Burning Restrictions: Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued
an emergency order July 6, 2021, prohibiting most unpermitted outdoor
burning through September 30, 2021. Visit www.ecology.wa.gov/burnbans
for details on local restrictions.

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