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WASH: 2012 wildfires didn't burn down wineries, but they may have hurt the vintage

March 07, 2013

Long-lasting wildfires last summer and fall pumped a lot of smoke into the atmosphere and an unhealthy smoke layer hung over parts of central Washington for days, and sometimes weeks. It caught the eye of WSU viticulture expert Thomas Henick-Kling, who worried that the enduring smoke could harm maturing wine-grapes.