Lineage Updates

Continue to check back on this website page for the latest information for Finley residents and those affected by the Lineage Fire. If you are homebound, please call 509-460-4205 or email [email protected] with your name, address, phone number, and number of residents in your household to coordinate a follow-up response.

Water Testing Instructions
Please note if you received a water testing voucher or your home is within the blue region of the map (below), to properly test your water you need to come and pick up a sample bottle from BFHD's Kennewick Office (7102 W. Okanogan Place). You have to use one of our testing bottles.
Water Testing Instructions (English, Spanish)
Water Map Testing

Lineage Code Red
The CODE RED system is a free service for residents of Benton and Franklin Counties, providing timely alerts about emergencies in your area. 

The purpose of the CODE RED system is to ensure people stay informed and aware during emergencies. To sign up for visit and for Franklin County visit or call 509-628-2600.

Lineage Water Testing


Monitor AQI
Current Actions: Removing Purple Air Monitors

In light of the recent news, according to Lineage, that the fire at the Lineage Logistics facility has been extinguished, BFHD will be taking steps to deactivate and remove the Purple Air sensors in the Finely area over the week. These sensors are best designed to measure fine particles in the air, like those that come from smoke, but may not accurately capture larger dust particles coming from construction, demolition, or even a windy day.

For the dust that's in the PM2.5 range, the particles tend to be larger than the sizes that many low-cost sensors, including 
PurpleAir monitors, are able to measure well. Because of that, PurpleAir monitors tend to severely underestimate concentrations of both PM2.5 and PM10 from dust. BFHD wants to be mindful of providing meaningful data to the public—because the PurpleAir monitors are not reliable for dust, and dust is now the primary concern from the Lineage site, 
BFHD will be deactivating these sensors on July 1, 2024.

How will we know the status of the air quality?

  • A permanent SensWA meter remains in place at South Finley Road (Finley Middle School). This meter measures PM 2.5 and will be useful to monitor air quality during future smoke events, like wildfires.
  • A Federal Regulatory Monitor remains in place in Burbank (Maple Street). This monitor measures PM 2.5 and PM10 particles.

The Benton Clean Air Association is closely involved with monitoring of this situation and will be sending staff to observe air quality frequently. BCAA has already made contact with Lineage and is in discussion around methods for dust suppression during the demolition process on this site. If residents have concerns that dust from the demolition process on this site may be impacting them, BCAA (Benton Clean Air Association) can be contacted.  

Locations for additional air monitoring sites can be located here About the air monitoring network - Washington State Department of Ecology

How can I track status of the demolition?

Refer to the Lineage Logistics website for the latest information on progress of the cleanup.

Lineage SmokeOutdoor smoke contains very small particles and gases. These particles can get into your eyes and lungs where they can cause health problems. This information has been adapted from the Smoke From Fires | Washington State Department of Health. The same guidance for wildfire smoke also applies to the Lineage Logistics Fire.
Air Quality Alerts:
Please visit Air Now for your local air quality report in Finley and guidance to keep you and your family safe.
Agency Partner Links:
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Our responding agencies are working together to assist in the best way possible. Here, you can find the latest links and information regarding upcoming events, resources, health guidance on smoke and water, and agency connections. Please be patient with us as we work to organize resource distribution and gather the requested information and data.

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