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Spokane Reservation Engulfed In Smoke As Wildfire Rages On


Three days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, fires still burn on the Spokane Reservation.

Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan, air quality control director for the Spokane Tribe, said that smoke in the air is at hazardous levels across the 159,000-acre reservation bounded on two sides by rivers – the Spokane and the Columbia.

Throughout history, those rivers have provided a natural protection against the wildfires that are part of this landscape in Northeastern Washington state.



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