Friday, August 2, 2013

Unhealthy Air Warning Issued

Posted By on Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM

click to enlarge Smoke from the Dance Fire in Orleans nearly blots out the sun earlier this week. - KEN MALCOMSON
  • Ken Malcomson
  • Smoke from the Dance Fire in Orleans nearly blots out the sun earlier this week.

Fires in Southern Oregon and Eastern Humboldt County are choking Northern California with smoke.

Air quality alerts were issued today for Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties. The North Coast Air Quality District declared air unhealthy in Willow Creek, Orleans, Forks of Salmon and Burnt Ranch.

“People are recommended to restrict any outdoor activity,” the alert reads. It recommends contacting a health care provider for any of the following symptoms:

  • repeated coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • wheezing
  • chest tightness or pain
  • palpitations 
  • nausea 
  • unusual fatigue 
  • lightheadedness

Call 1-866-BURN-DAY or visit www.ncuaqmd.org for more air quality information.


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