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September 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Air quality remains hazardous in Wenatchee area due to fires

Air quality is still hazardous in the Wenatchee, Pateros and Cashmere area due to smoke from forest fires, the state Department of Ecology reported Sunday.

Wenatchee area residents are urged to continue to stay indoors, limit physical activity, and keep doors and windows shut.

The biggest threat from smoke comes from fine particles that can cause burning eyes, runny nose, bronchitis and other illnesses. Smoky air also can aggravate heart and lung disease.

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