• How bad is the air in the Puget Sound? This map will tell you

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    Public-health officials are warning of unhealthy air across parts of the Pacific Northwest as smoke from wildfires move across the region.

    Nearly 600 wildfires are burning across British Columbia, sending smoke and haze into Washington state.

    As residents in the Pacific Northwest struggle with the thick, smoky haze, KIRO 7 looked into where the air quality levels stand. 

    Stay up to date on weather conditions in the Pacific Northwest by downloading the free KIRO 7 PinPoint Weather App. 

    Air quality is measured through the Air Quality Index, which ranges from 0 to 500 — the higher the number, the lower the quality. Any rating below 50 is considered good, while ratings above 100 are considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups.” 

    Fortunately for Pacific Northwest residents, the department of ecology provides an active Washington's Air Monitoring Network map with up-to-date information collected from more than 80 monitoring stations statewide. 

    Click here to view the map on the department of ecology website. 


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