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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Air Quality Forecast and Caution - Lifted

 

 

 

Date/Time Issued: Wednesday, August 16, 2017/11:00 a.m.

Next Update: As Necessary

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted an Air Quality Forecast and Caution and is notifying residents of Boundary County of improved air quality. Air quality is currently in the MODERATE category. However, depending on wind direction and fire activity, it could become degraded once again. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).

Woodstove Burning Restrictions

No Restrictions

Outdoor Burning Restrictions

Fire safety restrictions are still in effect in north Idaho. Contact your local fire jurisdiction prior to conducting any open burning.

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.

Contact

For more information, contact DEQ’s Regional Office in Coeur d'Alene at (208) 769-1422.

For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.

For more information concerning local ordinances contact your local city or county.

Air Quality Index (AQI):

 

For more information on the AQI, visit http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi_brochure_02_14.pdf.

For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.

* Sensitive groups include those with heart and lung disease, older adults, and children.

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Air Quality Forecast and Caution - Issued

Air Quality Forecast and Caution - Issued

Date/Time Issued: Tuesday, August 15, 2017/11:00 a.m.
Next Update: Wednesday, August 16, 2017/12:00 p.m.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Boundary County of degraded air quality. Due to wildfire smoke from fires in Canada, air quality has been degraded.  Air quality is currently in the MODERATE to UNHEALTHY for SENSITIVE GROUPS categories and is forecast to continue to be degraded through Wednesday afternoon. . The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).
Woodstove Burning Restrictions

No Restrictions

Outdoor Burning Restrictions
All outdoor open burning is prohibited by the Department of Environmental Quality in accordance with the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.550).
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.
Contact
For more information, contact DEQ’s Regional Office in Coeur d'Alene at (208) 769-1422.
For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.
For more information concerning local ordinances contact your local city or county.

Air Quality Index (AQI):

For more information on the AQI, visit http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi_brochure_02_14.pdf.
For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.
* Sensitive groups include those with heart and lung disease, older adults, and children.

Monday, August 14, 2017

DEQ Air Qualty Forecast and Caution Lifted for Blaine and Camas Counties

Air Quality Forecast and Caution - Lifted

Date/Time Issued: Monday, August 14, 2017/12:00 p.m.

Next Update: as needed

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted an Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Blaine and Camas Counties of improved air quality.  Due to improved air quality, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING LIFTED. Air quality is currently in the GOOD category and is forecast to be in GOOD to MODERATE categories.  Air quality is likely to change drastically with slight changes in fire behavior and weather conditions.

Woodstove  Burning Restrictions

No Restrictions

Outdoor Burning Restrictions

Open burning restrictions have been lifted in accordance with the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.550).

Health Impacts and Recommended Actions

When air quality is good, air quality is considered satisfactory and air pollution poses little or no risk.

Contact

For more information, contact DEQ’s Regional Office in Twin Falls at (208) 736-2190.

For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.

For more information concerning local ordinances contact your local city or county.

Air Quality Index (AQI):

 

For more information on the AQI, visit http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi_brochure_02_14.pdf.

For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.

* Sensitive groups include those with heart and lung disease, older adults, and children.

 

 

Bobby Dye

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Regional Manager - Air Quality and Remediation

(208) 736-2190

 

Monday, August 14, 2017, 10:00am

Air Quality Advisory Lifted on the Nez Perce Reservation

Air quality has improved throughout the Nez Perce Reservation. The Air Quality Advisory is lifted.

Air Quality Index (AQI) Category: All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation are currently in the “Good” category of the Air Quality Index.

Although air quality conditions have improved, depending on fire activity and wind, wildfire smoke may move in and out of communities during the day and overnight. Some areas may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions. For AQI health-related information, visit www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi.

Restrictions: No restrictions.

Idaho Smoke Information Blog:  idsmoke.blogspot.com
Idaho Fire Information Blog:  idahofireinfo.com
Idaho Department of Health and WelfareWildfire Smoke and Your Health
Idaho Smoke Information Hotline:  1-800-345-1007


Nez Perce Tribe ERWM Air Quality Program
208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089

Stage 1 lift for Lemhi and Custer counties

 

Air Quality Forecast and Caution - Lifted

 

Date/Time Issued: Monday, August 14, 2017/11 a.m.

Next Update: when needed

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has lifted an Air Quality Advisory and Stage 1 Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Lemhi and Custer counties of improved air quality.  Due to improved air quality, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING LIFTED. Air quality is currently in the GOOD category and is forecast to vary from Good to Moderate. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).

 

Woodstove  Burning Restrictions

No Restrictions

 

Outdoor Burning Restrictions

Open burning restrictions have been lifted in accordance with the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.550).

 

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.

 

Contact

For more information, contact DEQ’s Regional Office in Idaho Falls at (208) 528-2650.

For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.

For more information concerning local ordinances contact your local city or county.

 

Air Quality Index (AQI):

 

For more information on the AQI, visit http://www.epa.gov/airnow/aqi_brochure_02_14.pdf.

For more information about wildfire smoke, visit Idaho’s Smoke Blog at idsmoke.blogspot.com.

* Sensitive groups include those with heart and lung disease, older adults, and children.

 

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Watch out for limited visibility on roadways!



I just got this from the Folks at the Lolo Peak Fire. This is for anyone traveling on Highway 12 specifically but a great reminder for anyone driving this weekend.

CAUTION: Periods of heavy smoke on highway 12 corridor west of Lolo, particularly late tonight into early Saturday morning.