Wildfire Smoke Alert for Puget Sound Region
From the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency – Click here to check Air Quality
This is a wildfire smoke alert from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the local public health agencies of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Air pollution is increasing due to wildfire smoke and may cause health problems.
Winds are bringing wildfire smoke into the Puget Sound region. We expect air quality to worsen Thursday and reach levels UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS in many areas in the Puget Sound region. We expect smoke to continue or worsen on Friday. Some areas may have higher concentrations for short periods of time if additional smoke plumes move into the area. Smoke should begin to clear on Saturday.
Wildfire smoke can cause and worsen many health problems:
• Asthma attack
• Chest pain
• Fast heartbeat
• Irritated sinuses
• Stinging eyes
• Trouble breathing
Both COVID-19 and wildfire smoke affect the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and increase health risks, especially for sensitive populations.
Please follow the guidelines from your local health or state health department regarding current restrictions and facial covering guidelines. The following recommendations are based on current guidelines to the best of our knowledge.
Current air quality conditions are MODERATE but will reach UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS in many areas of the Puget Sound region.