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Where's the smoke from?


A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe.

Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia, including some quite large ones. The main culprits for the smoke from BC appear to be the Hanceville-Riske Creek fires that have burned 331,000 acres; the Elephant Hill fire, which has burned 207,000 acres; the Quesnel West fire, which has burned 88,000 acres; and the Tautri Complex, which has burned 84,000 acres according to

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