Spokane Will Use Fans To Blow Smoke Back To Canada

Spokane, Washington has been hit hard by the smoke from the wildfires burning in Canada, so a group of people there have decided the best way to get rid of the smoke, is to blow it back...literally.  

They've even set up a “Blow Spokane’s Smoke Away to Canada” Facebook event, where residents will bring out their high powered fans to blow the smoke away.  

Spokane's population is roughly 550,000, so this could potentially be a lot of "hot air". 

This is the group's philosophy:  “To get rid of this smoke, we have to work together as a community. After much deliberation and mathematical calculation, we have figured that it is absolutely possible for us to blow this smoke away with high powered fans.”

The Facebook event instructs every resident in Spokane to place “at least 5 box fans” on their roofs. Then tells them to: “Turn your fans on to the highest setting, and aim them toward northeastern Canada.”

So far about 1,200 say they will be attending the event and 2,200 people say they are interested in taking part.

The ‘event’ takes place from August 24 – September 7.

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