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Posted on: October 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Smoke Alert

Affected Area:  Park, Teller, El Paso, Fremont, Custer and Pueblo counties. Locations include, but are not limited to Fairplay, Cripple Creek, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Westcliffe, and Pueblo.

 Advisory in Effect:  3:00 PM MDT, Monday, October 5, 2020 to 9:00 AM MDT, Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

 Public Health Recommendations: If 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:  Widespread smoke transported from local wildfires is expected to move into the advisory area from north to south Monday afternoon and evening.  Smoke will likely settle overnight and could be quite heavy in some areas by early Tuesday morning, especially in valley locations.

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