Idaho Smoke Map

Idaho Smoke Map Legend

**(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.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Air Quality Advisory - Stage 1 Alert for Boise County Extended

DEQ is extending an

Air Quality Forecast &Caution

Date/Time Issued: Friday, September 2, 2016/3:00 p.m.

Next Update: Tuesday, September 6, 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


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

For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at



  1. When I go to bed at night in Hailey, I never know whether or not to open my windows and sometimes open them because it has been so clear all day, and wake up choking in a smoke-filled room. Is there a site I can visit, that will tell me
    what the night will be like?

  2. Good morning,

    On this site, there will be a smoke forecast for the day posted from DEQ staff, as well as a report posted from the Air Resource Advisor on the Pioneer Fire. This report will contain forecast information on what the smoke is expected to do over the next 24-48 hours. While forecast conditions do change, typically, smoke clears in the afternoon and settles down into the valleys once the sun begins to set. It will continue to build until the next day when it can then be mixed out of the valleys.