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Smoky air in Tacoma coming from wildfire started by small arms fire training at JBLM

Smoke that wafted into Tacoma on Wednesday came from a fire on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

The blaze started Tuesday from small arms fire during training, and was fully contained Wednesday, said JBLM spokesman Gary Dangerfield.

“It’s not to the point where there’s more cause for concern,” he said.

The fire covered a couple hundred acres, said Clean Air Agency spokeswoman Joanne Todd

Smoke from the blaze drifted as far as Seattle, she said.

“It will probably stay smoky for a couple more days,” Todd said.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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