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Air quality tanks as smoke lays into region


September 17, 2020

DAYTON–Firefighting resources are mobilizing in Whitman County and near Ukiah, Ore., just two relatively close fires that are contributing to severe smoke in the western United States.

Air-quality indexes were high on the hazardous level starting around Fair weekend, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. On a scale of 0-500, the worst air-quality reading was in Toppenish-Yakama T...

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