Through thick haze from fires, a plane takes off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday.  Skies are expected to be clearer later Wednesday and Thursday. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Through thick haze from fires, a plane takes off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday. Skies are expected to be clearer later this week. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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