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Air Quality Advisory lifted for Lemhi County

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LEMHI COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 8/12/22: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has lifted an Air Quality Advisory and Burn Ban for Lemhi County.

Air quality is forecast to improve.

The improved conditions allow for open burning to resume.

Fire Safety Burn Bans may still be in Effect. Be sure you contact your local fire district before burning. Burn only allowable materials and
protect yourself and your neighbors from unnecessary smoke. Burning small hot fires produces less smoke.


ORIGINAL: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Advisory and Burn Ban for Lemhi County.

The degraded air quality is due to wildfire smoke.

The Air Quality Index is forecast to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups until Friday at 3 p.m.

Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected. 

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.                                                                              

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