UPDATES:
Finley Air Filtration Drive-Thru

When:
Friday, June 21, 2024 - Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
River View High School – South Parking Lot (36509 S Lemon Dr, Kennewick, WA 99337)
Who We
Are Serving: Those living and working in the Finley area

Homebound Assistance:
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.

Monitor Your Air Quality:
The BFHD Environmental Health Team is partnering with Washington State DOH and the WA Department of Ecology to install Purple Air sensors in the Finely area. These sensors are working 24/7 to gather air quality data that is easily accessible to the public.

The BFHD Environmental Health team began installing the sensors on
Friday 6/8/24 and will continue to work with community members and monitor the data.

Community members can now see the air quality in their area and use the
Washington Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution to make decisions to protect their health. If you’re affected by the Finley Lineage Logistics fire, you can continue to call (509) 460-4205 or email [email protected] if you need help.


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 www.bces.wa.gov and for Franklin County visit www.franklinem.org or call 509-628-2600.

FAQ: Potential Ground Water/Drinking Well Issues
Associated with the Lineage Fire

 

For contaminated water to rapidly get into the groundwater wells, the wells would need to be submerged with run-off water (see graphic). BFHD has found NO evidence of this. If you know a well near the fire or Lineage site being submerged by run-off water, please contact Jim Coleman (509) 460-4319 at BHFD.

 

If the run-off water tested did not directly travel down a well shaft, then it needs to travel through the soil, sand, gravel, and rock to get to the groundwater.  Then, it would need to travel to the area where the drinking well is located.  All of this can take a relatively long time-months to years.

Drinking Water Well

 

FAQ: Smoke From Fires – Health Information

Outdoor 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.

BFHD's Situational Report:
(Click to Download File)
-Operational Period: 6/7/24-6/14/24

Agency Partner Links:
(please click on logo for the link)

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.

Fire District 1

Ecology

Benton County

Benton Clean Air
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