Monday, August 7, 2017, 10am
Air Quality Advisory Remains in Effect on the Nez Perce Reservation
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 through the week.
Affected Areas: All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.
Air Quality Index (AQI) Category:
Although air quality is currently in the “Moderate” category of the Air Quality Index, communities could see levels rising into the “Unhealthy” category.
Since local air quality may improve or worsen as smoke moves in and out of communities, we recommend tracking regional air quality monitors. Visit the Idaho Smoke Info Blog “Air Quality Now” tab for hourly updates.
for hourly updates.
Local air quality may improve and worsen as smoke moves in and out of communities. 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=pubs.aqguidepart.
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.
Restrictions: No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved.
Next Update: Conditions will be reassessed and an air quality update issued by Noon, Friday, August 11, 2017.
Idaho Smoke Information Blog: idsmoke.blogspot.com
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
208-843-9381 | 1-800-720-4089