Beginning the night of September 7th, 2020, a wind storm blew in smoke from Eastern WA and Puget Sound. The air smelled strongly of campfire and cigarettes. The sudden smoke resulted in many 911 calls being made which prompted the county to ask residents to only call for emergencies. On Tuesday, Governor Inslee announced that over 330,000 acres had burned in Washington, meanwhile other large fires are raging in California.
Air quality in the region waves between moderate (50-100 AQI), unhealthy for sensitive groups (101-150 AQI), and unhealthy (151-200 AQI). Good air is not expected until Monday with the current predictions.
The fires in Washington have resulted in road closures and evacuations. The entire state is vulnerable to fires at the time.