DEQ is issuing an
Air Quality Forecast &Caution
Date/Time Issued: Friday, August 05, 2016/3:00 p.m.
Next Update: Monday, August 08, 2016/3:00 p.m.
Due to continued elevated smoke impacts from local and regional wildfire activity, the Idaho
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an Air Quality Forecast and Caution
to notify residents of Boise County of degraded air quality. Air quality is currently in the
UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS* category and is forecast to continue for the next 24-
48 hours. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).
Health Impacts and Recommended Actions
When air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups, sensitive persons* may experience health
effects and should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit time spent outdoors. The
general public is unlikely to be affected.
Outdoor Burning Restrictions
All outdoor open burning is prohibited by the Department of Environmental Quality Rules for
the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.550).
For more information, contact DEQ’s Regional Office in Boise at (208) 373-0550.
For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.
For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.