June 1, 2023
Backyard “Rec” Fires: Learn Before you Burn!
Recreational fires include camp and cooking fires, backyard barbecues, chimneas and other patio warmers that burn charcoal, natural firewood, or manufactured logs and pellets. The fires are limited to private property and designated areas on public lands when restrictions are not in place.
May 19, 2023
Hazy skies and moderate air quality, improvements coming
Lots of yellow dots (moderate air quality) in our area as shown on this screenshot of EPA’s Fire and Smoke map. The Canadian wildfire smoke is affecting a large portion of the U.S. For the Spokane-area, hazy skies will stick around today as a ridge of high-pressure limits ventilation. A welcome change in wind patterns…
May 17, 2023
Smoke from Canada may affect local air quality, Air Quality Alert issued by Ecology
Wednesday, May 17th – A northerly flow is transporting some elevated fine smoke particles (PM-2.5) into the region from Canadian wildfires, adding a layer of haze to the partly cloudy skies. Most of the smoke is remaining aloft, but conditions may allow some of it to mix down to the surface as skies clear and…
May 1, 2023
American Lung Association ranks Spokane County’s air quality; wildfire smoke main culprit
April 19, 2023 – In its annual State of the Air report released today, the American Lung Association (ALA) is again ranking air quality in the Spokane metro area poorly for fine particle pollution. The ranking is based on air quality data over a three-year period (2019-2021), during which air quality failed to meet clean…
April 18, 2023
Fire and air quality agencies responding to increased calls about outdoor burning
Spokane Clean Air, along with local fire protection agencies, are experiencing an increase in calls about possible illegal outdoor burning.
February 9, 2023
Rob’s Demolition named the 2023 Clean Air Award recipient
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is proud to recognize Rob’s Demolition, Inc., as the 2023 Clean Air Award winner. “Rob’s Demolition is to be commended for the impeccable work they do on multiple levels to ensure that asbestos is properly identified and handled prior to demolition,” said Scott Windsor, Spokane Clean Air’s Executive Director.…
January 3, 2023
Time is running out! Swap out your old stove while grant funds remain.
There are five months left to benefit from the Wood Stove Changeout program, which provides pre-qualified applicants an incentive (discount) to replace their old wood stove with a new wood, pellet, or gas stove or a mini-split, ductless heat pump.
November 22, 2022
Restrictions lifted on wood heating and outdoor burning
Restrictions on outdoor burning and wood heating have been lifted as air quality should improve with the arrival of today’s Pacific storm. Thank you to everyone who withheld burning during the restriction. We appreciate your help in protecting our air.
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