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Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017, 12:00pm

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 weekend.

Affected Areas: All areas on the Nez Perce Reservation.

Air Quality Index (AQI) Category: Air quality is currently ranging between “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” and “Unhealthy” categories of the Air Quality Index. Although air quality is forecasted to improve over the weekend, communities may continue to be impacted from area wildfires.

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.
Restrictions: No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved.

Next Update: Conditions will be reassessed and an air quality update issued by 10:00am, Monday, August 14, 2017.

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