Inversion traps polluted air; Voluntary burn ban in effect - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Inversion traps polluted air; Voluntary burn ban in effect

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The National Weather Service advises stagnant air will hang over much of Eastern Washington until mid-day Saturday. Forecasters say a high pressure temperature inversion is trapping air pollution close to the ground.

Families who use fireplaces and non-certified wood burning stoves and fireplace inserts are being asked to not burn until air quality improves in the Spokane area.  The Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority says air quality in the region is in the "moderate" range. 

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