- Associated Press - Monday, August 31, 2015

OMAK, Wash. (AP) - Those giant wildfires burning in the Omak area won’t delay the start of school.

Classes will start Tuesday as planned in the Omak School District.

The Seattle Times reports that Omak schools have been fitted with “air scrubbers” to clear indoor air of smoke from the Okanogan complex wildfires.

Air quality in and around Omak was considered “very unhealthy” Friday by state Department of Ecology standards.

But school officials say air quality inside school buildings is greatly improved by the scrubbers. All outdoor activities, including sports and recess, will move indoors.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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