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Smoky skies persist

But sports season resumes in Whitman County


September 15, 2022

John Myers | Free Press Publishing, Inc.

Smoke from Inland Northwest wildfires tinted the sunrise over a holding pond off the Fish Lake Trail, northeast of Cheney on Monday, Sept 12.

COLFAX – Smoke from Pacific Northwest wildfires continued to linger Tuesday evening, prompting area health officials to issue an air quality alert.

The alert was expected to remain in place through 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, in Adams, Spokane, Lincoln and Whitman counties, among other places.

"When air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups,sensitive persons may experience health effects and should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit time spent outdoors," the alert said. "When air quality is unhealthy, everyone should reduce exposure, limit time outside, avoid strenu...

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