Idaho Smoke Map

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**(Preliminary Data Warning: Data found on the map shown below is preliminary and is subject to change. Data is in local standard time format - no adjustment for daylight savings time. The map is not able to display the temporary monitors. Check the AIR QUALITY NOW tab below for links for these monitors.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Idaho DEQ Air Quality Forecast and Caution

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality        •     August 17, 2015      •       For Immediate Release

Air Quality Advisory– Stage 1 Air Pollution Forecast and Caution for Southwest Idaho

Time / Date:
Updated 3:00 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Southwest Idaho including: Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington County, Idaho
Stage 1 Air Quality Advisory – Mandatory Burn Ban

All open burning, including all forms of recreational fires, charcoal BBQ grills and campfires, is prohibited by Idaho State Air Quality Rules (IDAPA  Propane grills are allowable.

Due to increased smoke impacts and elevated pollutant levels (fine particulate matter), DEQ is issuing the Stage 1 Air Pollution Forecast and Caution
Cause of Air Pollution:
Smoke impacts from multiple wildfires located in Idaho and Central Oregon.
AQI and AQI Category:
Current:                           Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Tomorrow’s Forecast :    Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Pollutant (s):
PM2.5 fine particulates
Restrictions in Effect Until:
3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Next Update:
3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 18, 2015
DEQ Boise Regional Office (208) 373-0550

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