Thursday, August 22, 2013; 10:00am
Description of Air Quality Event:
Wildfire smoke from the Incendiary Creek and Lolo Creek Complex Fires continues to impact communities along the Clearwater River Corridor from Lenore to Stites on the Nez Perce Reservation. The Air Quality Advisory remains in effect for this area through 10:00am Friday, August 23rd, 2013.
Conditions over the next few days are forecasted to bring wildfire smoke into our region. Smoke may move in and out of the area during the day and overnight; some places may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions.
Clearwater River Corridor from Lenore to Stites on the Nez Perce Reservation.
Air quality is currently in the “Moderate” category for this area, but may move into the
“Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category. See health-related information below. Also, visit the
Idaho Smoke Information Blog at http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/.
No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. This action does not apply to camping and
recreational fires or fires set for cultural or traditional purposes (FARR General Rule for Open
Burning, Section 49.131).
These restrictions are in effect through 10:00am Friday, August 23rd, 2013. Conditions will be
reassessed at that time.
AIR QUALITY INDEX FOR PARTICLE POLLUTION
Air Quality Category
Sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Sensitive people should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Sensitive people should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Sensitive people should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Everyone should avoid any exertion. Sensitive people should remain indoors.
Sensitive groups include infants, children, pregnant women, elders, people who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors), and those with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, or diabetes.
Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program
208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089
email@example.com | www.nezperce.org