Wildfire haze hurts Gorge air quality

A shroud of smoke caused by fires around the Pacific Northwest has hemmed in the Columbia Gorge.

David Bishop, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland, explained this week a handful of major fires — such as the Whitewater Fire near Mount Jefferson, and other blazes as far as British Columbia — contributed smoke.

“The wind right now is coming from the north-northwest,” Bishop said, which brought smoke to the Gorge.

Source: Wildfire haze hurts Gorge air quality | Hood River News