Skagit County air quality is unhealthy due to wildfire smoke

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Air quality in much of Skagit County is unhealthy due to nearby wildfires. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. These groups should limit or avoid time outdoors.

The alert is in effect through 5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 6

Information about air quality and smoke advisories can be found online via the Washington State Department of Health website www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires.

Ongoing monitoring of air quality can be found online via the Northwest Clean Air Agency website at http://nwcleanairwa.gov/air-quality-center/.