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DEQ issues Air Quality Advisory

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an Air Quality Advisory from 8:30 a.m. July 19 to 10 a.m. July 21 for the following areas off the Nez Perce Reservation: Clearwater, Nez Perce, Latah, Lewis and Idaho counties.

Smoke from wildfires in Washington, Oregon and southern Idaho is contributing to the elevated air quality concerns. Air quality is currently in the Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category; sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion. Conditions are forecast to remain in this Moderate category, but may become elevated to the Unhealthy category throughout the next few days.

Additional information on health recommendations, air quality, and wildfires can be found on the Idaho Smoke Information Blog at http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/. Please see the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare links under the Smoke and Health tab on the blog for additional health recommendations for sensitive groups, communities, schools and daycare facilities.

Smoke impacts and complaints can be reported to our Smoke Information Hotline at (800)-345-1007. Please contact DEQ Lewiston Regional Office at (877) 541-3304 or (208) 799-4370 for additional questions or concerns.

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