Wildfire Smoke Causes Air Quality Hazard in SeattleSmoke from the Bolt Creek fire near Skykomish prompts warnings from Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, as conditions become hazardous for everyone.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Wildfire smoke from the Bolt Creek fire near Skykomish has made air quality unhealthy for everyone in downton and North Seattle, the AP reported. Air quality was listed as unhealthy for sensitive groups in other parts of Washington including parts of Pierce and Snohomish counties.

The fire, which had burned up to 15.9 square miles (41 square kilometers) as of Wednesday, September 21, was beginning to creep and smolder through more vegetation, producing more smoke, said fire officials.

Simultaneously, debris and burnt trees “posed a threat to public safety,” officials said, and forced the closure of Highway 2.”