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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Air quality deteriorates across region

Boyz II Men Concert, college football practice cancelled


Last updated 8/19/2023 at 5:04pm

Matthew O. Stephens | Cheney Free Press

A Spokane firefighter waters down hot spots west of Interstate 90 near Cheney as smoke rises from burned areas around him.

MEDICAL LAKE - Smoke from the growing Gray Fire has prompted the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency to advise residents to reduce steps to reduce their exposure.

The fire had grown to between 8,000 and 9,500 acres, according to local fire officials.

Airborne particulates and ash were falling around Medical Lake, Cheney, Four Lakes, Tyler and other areas.

Because of the air quality deterioration, several activities have been canceled in the area.

In Cheney, Eastern Washington University cancelled its football practice Saturday.

"Conditions will continue to be monitored in accordance with offi...

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