Mason County News
Air Quality Alert Remains in Effect
An Air Quality Alert for smoke that was issued by the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, the Northwest Clean Air Agency, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Southwest Clean Air Agency remains in effect until 11 AM Monday.
Southwesterly winds will continue to bring smoke off the Washington coast (from fires in Oregon) into the area through the weekend. Air quality will be Unhealthy, Very Unhealthy, and Hazardous across most of Western Washington through at least Monday. Expect conditions to be worse during the overnight hours as calmer winds will allow smoke to settle.
Very Unhealthy to Hazardous air quality means everyone should stay indoors. Avoid all strenuous activity. Close windows and doors if it`s not too hot, set your AC to recirculate, and use HEPA air filter if possible. People with heart or lung disease, or those who have had a stroke, should consult their health care provider about leaving the area and wearing a properly-fitted respiratory mask if they must go outdoors. Follow burn bans and evacuation orders.