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Watching the skies: Wind and wildfires

September 12, 2012

Though recent strong winds haven’t been much to brag about in terms of breaking any records, that hasn’t stopped the weather from posing a threat to local homeowners and fire districts.
Smoke from lightning-sparked fires in areas of Central and Eastern Washington shrouded the skies over the Colville Valley last Sunday evening and Monday morning, causing some residents to experience discomfort from smoke inhalation.
“It sucks, the whole being able to breathe thing,” says Thomas Howard, 24. “I had to close all the windows in my apartment (Sunday night).”

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