The alert applies to a three-county area that includes Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat counties. It is due to wildfires burning in the region, combined with forecasts that call for conditions that could cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels.
Due to the poor air quality, tonight's Eisenhower varsity football season and home opener against Pasco at Zaepfel Stadium has been moved to Hanford High School in Richland.
Similarly, West Valley has confirmed that the Rams home game against visiting Mercer Island has been cancelled.
The Norse Peak Fire has grown to 15,528 acres and fire officials say it continues grow Today to the north, northwest, and to the south where it moved down towards Highway 410 along Gold Hill to the west and Fifes Peak to the east.