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September 5, 2017

Skagit County air quality unhealthy due to wildfire smoke

Air quality in much of Skagit County is unhealthy due to nearby wildfires. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. These groups should limit or avoid time outdoors.
The alert is in effect through 5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 6

Information about air quality and smoke advisories can be found online via the Washington State Department of Health website  www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires.

Ongoing monitoring of air quality can be found online via the Northwest Clean Air Agency website at  http://nwcleanairwa.gov/air-quality-center/

You may also contact the Skagit County Public Health Department for further information at 360-416-1500