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Thick smoke returns to Tri-Cities

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Folks in the Tri-Cities are waking up to another round of smoke moving into the region.

Experts with the Department of Ecology say this round of smoke-filled air will likely last a few days.

The smoke continues to come from wildfires in Canada, and officials say the air will get worse before it gets better.

At 7 AM, air monitoring sites registered air that was unhealthy for sensitive groups in Kennewick.

By 11 AM, air monitoring sites registered air that was unhealthy for everyone.

Experts say everyone should limit time outdoors.

Try to avoid strenuous activity outside.

Sensitive groups like pregnant women, small children, elderly and people with medical conditions should stay inside when possible.

While inside, set your A/C unit to recirculate air.

The Department of Health has great advice for everyone to keep your family safe.

Visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires for some helpful information.

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