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caption: Air quality in Seattle has turned hazardous according to the state Department of Ecology, as wildfire smoke from California and Oregon continues to settle in the area. Here, Balmer Yard is shown at sunrise on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Seattle.
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Air quality in Seattle has turned hazardous according to the state Department of Ecology, as wildfire smoke from California and Oregon continues to settle in the area. Here, Balmer Yard is shown at sunrise on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Seattle.
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Residents are still awaiting help months after wildfires blitzed Eastern Washington

The towns of Pine City and Malden in Eastern Washington were nearly decimated by a surprise combination of wildfire and high winds. Two months later, they're still waiting on federal aid to support the hundreds who are displaced.

Bill Radke speaks with Scott Hokonson, town council-member for Malden and task force leader for the Pine Creek Community Restoration team.