Skip to Content

DEQ lifts air quality advisory, burn ban for Lemhi County

LEMHI COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 2/10/22: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has lifted the air quality advisory and ended the burn ban.

DEQ says the air quality is forecast to improve and is in the moderate category.

ORIGINAL: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality advisory for Lemhi County.

The advisory is to notify residents of degraded air quality which is forecast to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups until 2 p.m. Thursday. 

Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects.

Air pollutants can cause breathing difficulties for children, the elderly, as well as persons with respiratory problems. Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate matter or smoke are encouraged to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity during this advisory.

Open burning is prohibited by air quality rule. It is also recommended that all other individuals limit prolonged or strenuous activity outdoors.

You can check the current air quality HERE.

Article Topic Follows: Idaho

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Team


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content