Smoke from wildfires fills Kent skies

Smoke from wildfires fills Kent skies

Smoke from the Norse Peak fire and other wildfires on Friday near Mount Rainier is filling Kent skies.

Puget Sound Fire as well as fire departments in Federal Way and Auburn are getting 911 calls about the smoke as people see and smell it.

“We’ve been dispatched to many smoke investigations as have other fire departments in the area,” Puget Sound Fire spokesman Kyle Ohashi said in an email.

Firefighter crews discover no fires in the area but rather smoke from the wildfires.

An inversion layer is holding the smoke in the Kent area, Ohashi said.

“We just sent out a reverse 911 call to notify people about where the smoke is coming from and to stay indoors with window and doors shut if sensitive to it,” Ohashi said.

For information about air quality, go to airnow.gov and enter your zip code.




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