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Jun 12

Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 1:32 PM by Julie Sutor

Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Issued for central Summit County 

Issued at 12:30 PM MDT, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 

Issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

 

Affected Area:   central portions of Summit County.  Locations include, but are not limited to, Silverthorne, Frisco and Dillon.

 

Advisory in Effect 12:30 PM MDT, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to 9:00 AM MDT, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

 

Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors.  This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly.  Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present.  Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill.  If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Outlook:   Smoke from the Buffalo Mountain Fire will move to the east and northeast through Tuesday evening, bringing periods of moderate to heavy smoke to Silverthorne and areas surrounding Dillon Reservoir.  The wind will decrease late Tuesday night and smoke will begin to drain downhill into Dillon Reservoir.  This will bring periods of moderate to heavy smoke to Silverthorne, Frisco and Dillon Wednesday morning.

For the latest Smoke Outlook, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/addendum.aspx#smoke

For more information about smoke and your health, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx

For the latest Colorado statewide air quality conditions, forecasts, and advisories, visit:
http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx

Air Quality Info on Social Media:
http://www.facebook.com/cdphe.apcd
http://twitter.com/cdpheapcd

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