(image: Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, just after the record-breaking AQI)
According to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Tuesday the 5th had the worst air quality since the agency started keeping records in 1999. The previous record was 224 AQI (in 1999 due to blowing dust) but yesterday we reached 254, thanks to the smoke from numerous wildfires in the northwest.
The City of Spokane is giving out free respiration masks at the Spokane Police Department, S.N.A.P. headquarters, and the Volunteers of America headquarters.
(story: Katie Karl, Content Coordinator, KHQ.com)