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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Air Quality Advisory Remains in Effect on the Nez Perce Reservation

Description of Air Quality Event:
Due to wildfire smoke from the Lawyer Complex and Fisher Fire, the Air Quality Advisory issued for the Nez Perce Reservation remains in effect. Wildfire smoke will continue to move in and out of the area during the day and overnight. Some areas may be more impacted than others, so please take appropriate precautions.

Affected Areas:         
All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.

Air Quality Index (AQI) Category:
Air quality can be expected to reach the “Unhealthy” category for all areas of the Reservation today.  Winds are forecasted to be variable for the next 24 hours, so local air quality will improve and worsen as smoke moves in and out of communities. For AQI health-related information, visit AQI Guide for Particle Pollution.

Restrictions:  
No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. This action does not apply to
fires set for cultural or traditional purposes (FARR General Rule for Open Burning, Section 49.131).

Next Update: 
These restrictions are in effect through 10:00am Friday, August 14th, 2015. Conditions will be reassessed at that time.

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

airquality@nezperce.org | www.nezperce.org/AirQuality/