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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Sensitive populations are advised to limit outdoor activity.
Smoke from multiple fires in Kittitas County is causing poor air quality conditions. According to the Washington State Department of Ecology air quality monitoring site in Ellensburg, the air is “very unhealthy” as of 5:00 am today. The range of air quality categories include good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, very unhealthy, and hazardous. Air quality could continue to be poor while the fires burn.
During these conditions, everyone should try to limit their outdoor activity, avoid excessive exertion, avoid exposure to tobacco smoke or other respiratory irritants, and remain indoors with windows and doors closed. This recommendation is especially important for sensitive groups which include:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kasey Knutson, Public Information OfficerKittitas County Public Health Department509-962-7515
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.