3 minute readOctober 21, 202210:12 AM EDTLast Updated 4 hours ago

Wildfire smoke chokes U.S. Northwest, residents don masks

By Sharon Bernstein

 and Matt Mcknight

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SEATTLE, Wash., Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wildfires in Oregon and Washington are blanketing much of America's Pacific Northwest with smoke, choking residents in Seattle, Portland and other parts of the two states with the worst air in the United States, according to government data.

In the Seattle area, home to some 4 million people, the sky was brown and the air was difficult to breathe on Thursday. When the sun peeked through it was orange.

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