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ALERT: Air Quality In Ellensburg, Wenatchee Hazardous

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Smoke from wildfires in central Washington has state officials again warning residents in Ellensburg and Wenatchee about hazardous air conditions.
    
And those conditions are not expected to improve significantly in the next few days.
    
The state Department of Ecology says the air in Ellensburg cleared some Tuesday, but smoke filled the area again overnight. In the Wenatchee area, residents are being warned to stay indoors, limit physical activities and keep doors and windows closed.
    
Five large fire complexes are burning in the region, and hundreds of residents have been evacuated or have been warned to be ready to flee if a fire in their area grows.

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