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Air Quality Concerns Triggered in Washington, Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health officials have issued air quality warning in eastern Washington and Idaho due to smoke from multiple large wildfires.
According to air quality officials, strong winds have pushed the smoky haze down from the wildfires raging in British Columbia...
Western Wildfires Feed on Grass Brought on by Winter Rain
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that early-summer fires are eating up...
3 Fires in Wenatchee Area Burning 36.7 Square Miles
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles (95 square kilometers), but had not destroyed any structures.
Firefighters on Wednesday were trying to prevent the fires from growing to protect property and …

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