Air quality improves in Washington

<p>Courtesy Wenatchee Rappel Crew</p>

Courtesy Wenatchee Rappel Crew

For the first time in nearly two weeks there are no reports of hazardous air conditions, making it easier for people in parts of central Washington to breathe.

The air quality in the Wenatchee area is not listed as "unhealthy for sensitive groups," an improvement over the "hazardous" designation.

Firefighters are getting a handle on two big fires in that region.  The Wenatchee Complex of wildfires covers 36,290 acres and is about 30 percent contained.  The Table Mountain fire covers 53,138 acres and is about 30 percent contained.

The bad news is that the state Department of Ecology says air quality in Eastern Washington is expected to get worse starting on Wednesday.