Photo by Al Camp
Smoke from wildfires in the region encases Omak, as seen from Kermel Grade on Sept. 8. Omak Middle School and Omak High School are in the foreground. Several sporting events, school recesses and outdoor practices were canceled. Thick smoke finally cleared up Saturday, Sept. 9, as wind and a little rain were felt in the Okanogan Valley.
As of Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SEATTLE – Smoke from wildfires poses a health threat for people who breathe it because fine particles can lodge in the lungs, making it difficult for the lungs to expel them naturally over time.