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November 18, 2022

Restrictions on wood heating and outdoor burning, effective 8 a.m., Sat., Nov. 19th

Due to stagnant weather patterns and increasing fine particle (smoke) pollution, restrictions on outdoor burning and indoor wood heating will go into effect at 8 a.m., Saturday, November 19, until further notice. “We are issuing these temporary restrictions as a cautionary measure to protect public health. Microscopic smoke particles have the potential to reach unhealthful…
October 18, 2022

Save up to $2,000 to replace your old wood stove!

Brrrrr….cold weather has arrived. The focus quickly shifted from cooling our homes to heating them! Pre-qualified homeowners who use old wood stoves (freestanding or inserted into firebox) may qualify for an $800 to $1,000 “instant rebate” off a new device. “These incentives are helping people replace their inefficient, old wood stoves,” said Lisa Woodard, Spokane…
View of Spokane with wildfire smoke
September 14, 2022

Air quality failed health standards five consecutive days; welcomed improvements today

Spokanites, rejoice! Our county is finally getting some reprieve from the wildfire smoke that has plagued us for days.
smoky image from satellite
September 13, 2022

Air quality will slowly improve today and tomorrow.

It\’ll take some time to clear out all of this smoke! Air quality should slowly improve throughout today to the AQI – Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups/Orange range this afternoon/evening and early Wednesday.
Wildfire smoke and trees
September 12, 2022

Heavy smoke continues today, reprieve is in sight.

Wildfire smoke will continue to stick around, although a reprieve is in sight for tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile, protect your health by reducing your exposure to smoke. Here are some ways you can do this:
September 10, 2022

Wildfire smoke…steps to reduce your exposure

Wildfire smoke is affecting air quality this weekend. Smoke creates hazy skies, but it can also take its toll on your health. Protect your health by reducing your exposure to smoke. Here are some ways you can do this…
View of downtown Spokane on a smoky day.
July 8, 2022

Be Smoke-Ready

Summer is here and plans are well underway for a variety of outdoor activities. Protect your health by having a back-up plan if it gets smoky outside.
July 8, 2022

The heat, the sunshine…it’s ozone season in Spokane.

Summer is in full swing and so is the heat. Temperatures have now settled into the seasonal upper 80s and 90s. As the temperature heats up, ground-level ozone pollution tends to increase as well. So what exactly is ozone? Good up high, bad nearby Ozone can be found in two locations – in the Earth’s…

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