Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 3:30pm
Wildfire Smoke May Impact Communities on the Nez Perce Reservation
Description of Air Quality Event:
Due to wildfire smoke from regional wildfires, an Air Quality Advisory is issued for the Nez Perce Reservation remains in effect. Depending on fire activity and wind, wildfire smoke may move in and out of the area during the day and overnight for the next 24 hours.
Affected Areas: All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.
Air Quality Index (AQI) Category:
Air quality on the Nez Perce Reservation, including communities along the Clearwater River Corridor from Orofino to Kooskia and the Camas Prairie, is currently ranging from the “Moderate” to “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” categories of the Air Quality Index.
To track regional air quality, visit the Idaho Smoke Info Blog “Air Quality Now” tab for hourly updates.
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.
Sensitive groups include:
- Infants, children, pregnant women, elders
- People who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors)
- People with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, COPD or diabetes.
Idaho Fire Information Blog: idahofireinfo.com
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: Wildfire 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