Window Sign

This sign was in place on the drive up window of the St. Helens Dutch Brothers alerting customers that the shop was closed due to the wildfire smoke.

Support local journalism by subscribing today! Click Here to see our current offers.

The thick wildfire smoke in St. Helens has lingered for several days and this weekend forced the closure of a few businesses.

Sitting Empty

The St. Helens Dutch Brothers coffee location was closed on Saturday, Sept. 12, due to the wildfire smoke.

The Dutch Brothers Coffee outlet, the Burgerville Restaurant and the Roof Top Restaurant were closed on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12 due to the unhealthy air quality.

The American Lung Association issued a health warning on Sept. 11 advising people to to take extra precautions to protect their lung health due to the intense wildfire smoke.

Early Saturday morning, The Chronicle spotted several boats afloat along the Columbia River, with people fishing despite the intense wildfire smoke.

Smoke Fishing

Wildfire smoke covered the Columbia River at St. Helens early Saturday morning.

Columbia River Fishing

Early Saturday morning fishing along the smokey Columbia River at St. Helens.

Forecasters said cooler marine air and rain showers are expected in the next few days, which could help improve the air quality, and maybe the fishing.

1
0
0
0
0

Online Poll

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

1. Be Civil. No bullying, name calling, or insults.
2. Keep it Clean and Be Nice. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
3. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
4. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
5. Be Proactive. Let us know of abusive posts. Multiple reports will take a comment offline.
6. Stay On Topic. Any comment that is not related to the original post will be deleted.
7. Abuse of these rules will result in the thread being disabled, comments denied, and/or user blocked.
8. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.