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Posted on: July 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke 

Issued for central Park County

Issued at 8:00 AM MDT, Thursday, July 5, 2018


Issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


Affected Areacentral Park County. Locations include, but are not limited to Garo, Hartsel and Fairplay.

Advisory in Effect: 8:00 AM MDT Thursday, July 5, 2018 to 9:00 AM MDT Friday, July 6, 2018.

Public Health RecommendationsIf 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: Areas of moderate to heavy smoke from the Weston Pass Fire are impacting central Park County Thursday morning, mainly from the fire eastward into South Park. Smoke from the fire Thursday afternoon will mainly move to areas northwest of the fire, however gusty erratic winds with thunderstorms could send smoke in any direction. Smoke may increase again Thursday night and Friday morning as smoke settles into South Park, likely impacting Garo, Hartsel and Fairplay.

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