DEQ is extending an
Air Quality Forecast &Caution
Date/Time Issued: Friday, August 19, 2016/3:00 p.m.
Next Update: Monday, August 22, 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 extended an Air Quality Forecast and Caution
to notify residents of Boise County of degraded air quality. Air quality is currently in the
MODERATE category and is forecast to continue for the next 24-
48 hours. Hourly values may range from the good to unhealthy levels throughout the day.
The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).
Health Impacts and Recommended Actions
When air quality is moderate, air quality is acceptable; however, people who are unusually
sensitive to air pollution may experience health impacts and should consider reducing
prolonged or heavy exertion.
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.