Wildfire smoke hanging over the region has made life for unsheltered people even more difficult. The air is very hazardous, but it can be hard to access shelter space, or even just spend some time inside.
That's why some seemed eager to believe a fake press release circulating online on Tuesday that said the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle had opened its rooms to unsheltered people suffering from the smoke.
Seattle Times reporter Scott Greenstone followed the story. In this interview, he joins KNKX to provide some context and set the record straight.