Smoke from E. Trent fire causes brief spike in hazardous air quality readings

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Smoke from an E. Spokane warehouse fire caused a brief spike in hazardous air quality readings Monday morning.

The old S&P Meats building, which is now abandoned, caught fire Sunday night. Heavy fire was seen from the roof and crews worked overnight to get it under control.

Spokane Clean Air said thick smoke from the fire hit the air quality monitor on Augusta, causing the index to hit the hazardous range for a few hours.

While crews were working to address the spike, the monitoring site experienced an outage that lasted about an hour.

Numbers started to improve as the wind shifted. Spokane Clean Air does not expect any additional impacts from the warehouse fire.

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