Sunday, August 06, 2017/ 8:30 a.m.
Monday, August 07, 2017/ 1:00 p.m.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has
an issued to notify residents of Air Quality Forecast and Caution Blaine and Camas Counties of air quality. degraded Air quality is currently in the Due to wildfire smoke, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. category and is forecast to UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS* be in Moderate to Unhealthy categories. Note: air quality is likely to change drastically with slight changes in fire behavior and weather conditions. The pollutant of concern is . Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
Woodstove Burning Restrictions
Outdoor Burning Restrictions
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.
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.