Puget Sound region’s air quality takes a hit in wake of Fourth of July fireworks

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Despite most areas across the Puget Sound enacting burn bans and bans on fireworks, the region’s air quality took a turn for the worse between July 4 and Monday.

KIRO 7 Meteorologist noted the change in air quality from Bothell, where the city enacted an emergency, temporary ban of fireworks.

While not as bad as in some years past, air quality took a hit last night into this morning in most areas of Western Washington. Smoke from fireworks. This graph from Bothell. #wawx pic.twitter.com/9Q7K87Sy8J

— Morgan Palmer (@MorganKIRO7) July 5, 2021

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