Due to continued wildfire smoke impacts from the Johnson Bar fire, DEQ is extending the Air Quality Forecast and Caution with Burn Ban until 10:00am tomorrow for areas off the Nez Perce Reservation in NE Idaho County. Highest concentrations are expected along the Hwy 12 Corridor and in the river drainages. Depending on fire activity and weather conditions, other areas of Idaho county may experience smoke impacts throughout the weekend.
The Air Quality Forecast and Caution with Burn Ban has been lifted for Latah, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Clearwater Counties.
Additional information for health recommendations, air quality, and wildfire can be found on the Idaho Smoke Information Blog at http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/. Please see the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare links under the Smoke and Healthtab on the blog for additional health recommendations for sensitive groups, communities, schools and daycare facilities.
Smoke impacts and complaints can be reported to our Smoke Information Hotline at (800)-345-1007. Air Quality Advisory information can also be found by calling (855) 401-4636 or the DEQ Lewiston Regional Office at (877) 541-3304 or (208) 799-4370 for additional questions or concerns.