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State of Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Air Pollution Forecast and Caution-Extended
Date/Time Issued: Friday, August 24, 2018/9:00a.m.
Next Update:Monday, August 27, 2018/10:00a.m.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issuedan Air Quality Advisory and Stage 1 Air Pollution Forecast and Cautionto notify residents of Bannock, BearLake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Power and OneidaCountiesof degradedair quality.  Due to wildfire smoke health impacts may occur, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. Air quality is currently in theUNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS*category and is forecast to fluctuate between unhealthy for sensitive groups category and the unhealthy category. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).

Health Impacts and Recommended Actions
When air quality is unhealthy, everyone may begin to experience health effects. Members of sensitive groups* may experience more serious effects & should avoid prolonged/heavy exertion & stay indoors. Everyone else should limit prolonged/heavy exertion & limit time outdoors.

Woodstove  Burning Restrictions
Residential wood burning activities are restricted. This burn ban will remain in effect until air quality has improved in accordance with local ordinances.

Outdoor Burning Restrictions
All outdoor open burning is prohibited by the Department of Environmental Qualityin accordance with local ordinances and the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.550). 

Contact
For more information, contact DEQs Regional Office in Pocatello at (208) 236-6160.For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQs website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.
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