Air quality alert until Sunday in Yakima, Kittitas Counties

While smoke from Washington’s wildfires is subsiding, Yakima and Kittitas Counties aren’t in the clear quite yet.  

Air quality continues to reach “unhealthy” levels in these counties, prompting air quality alerts until 10 a.m. Sunday. 

This includes the city of Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Goldendale, White Swan, Naches, Zillah, Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside, Granger, Mabton, Wapato and others, according to the National Weather Service.

Residents in these areas are urged to limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors during smoky conditions. 

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes and runny noses. They can aggravate heart and lung diseases and cause other medical issues. 

To learn more about air quality, visit the Washington Department of Ecology website at or call 360-407-6000.

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