Health Warning Issued in Camas and Blaine County for Smoke
BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Smoke from Idaho wildfires have forced the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to issue a health warning on air quality. Tuesday the DEQ told residents of Camas and Blaine County that the current air quality was moderate-unhealthy for sensitive groups. That condition is expected to remain for today. DEQ says:
When air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups, sensitive persons* may experience health effects and should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and limit time spent outdoors. The general public is unlikely to be affected.
All outdoor burning is not allowed under the current conditions. For more contact DEQ’s Regional Office in Twin Falls at (208) 736-2190. For real-time air monitoring information, visit DEQ’s website at airquality.deq.idaho.gov.