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Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday

The downtown Seattle skyline from The Golf Club at Newcastle, southeast of Bellevue, is smoggy, hazy, and smoky in this view from Newcastle on July 30, 2018.   207237

Thick smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia and in the eastern portion of the state is expected to spread into western Washington starting Sunday.

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