(By Staff Reports)
Department of Ecology predicts relief from winds this weekend…
The Department of Ecology forecasted that changing air patterns will clear the smoke from Canadian Wildfires out by the weekend, but that there’s no guarantee that things will stay that way.
The smoke break could be short as forcast models for wind paterns only last a week, reports the Tri-City Herald, and winds could just shift back to blowing smoke into the state.
This comes as people are hoping to catch a view of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Canadian wildfires are burning about 190 miles north of the Washington-British Columbia border and they’re only minimally contained. British Columbia is under a state of emergency as 146 wildfires burn in the providence in what is B.C.’s worst fire season in 60 years. Currently 7,000 British Columbians have been evacuated from their homes. 22 fires started on Tuesday by lightning. More