Hazardous wildfire air kills start to school year and student meal services in Oregon and Washington

Ongoing wildfires raging across Oregon and Washington this week have slammed the breaks on the new school year and meals for thousands of students.

On Monday, the air quality in virtually every region of the two states ranked from “Very Unhealthy” to “Hazardous,” according to the EPAs’ AirNow Index.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, and the Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency have since issued an air quality advisory through Thursday.

While rain is forecast throughout the week up north near Washington’s Puget Sound region, light rain
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