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Air Quality Alert

IDC057-061-069-231800-
LATAH-LEWIS-NEZ PERCE-
957 AM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

AN AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN LEWISTON THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY
MORNING. THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT THROUGH 10 AM ON
TUESDAY. CONDITIONS WILL BE REASSESSED AT THAT TIME.

WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM THE JOHNSON BAR FIRE CONTINUES TO IMPACT
COMMUNITIES ON THE NEZ PERCE RESERVATION. THEREFORE, THE AIR
QUALITY ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT. WILDFIRE SMOKE MAY
CONTINUE TO MOVE IN AND OUT OF THE AREA THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND
OVERNIGHT. SOME AREAS MAY BE MORE IMPACTED THAN OTHERS, SO PLEASE
TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS.

NO EPA/NPT BURN PERMITS WILL BE APPROVED. THIS ACTION DOES NOT
APPLY TO CAMPING AND RECREATIONAL FIRES OR FIRES SET FOR CULTURAL
OR TRADITIONAL PURPOSES. (FARR GENERAL RULE FOR OPEN BURNING,
SECTION 49.131).

THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO INCREASED PARTICULATE OR
SMOKE LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIMIT PROLONGED OR STRENUOUS
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. AN INCREASE IN SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA AND OTHER
RESPIRATORY AILMENTS ARE LIKELY. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE DEQ AIR QUALITY ANALYST...AIR
QUALITY DIVISION...LEWISTON IDAHO. CONTACT AT 208 799 4370.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON IDAHO AIR QUALITY VISIT.../USE ALL LOWER
CASE/...HTTP://WWW.DEQ.IDAHO.GOV/

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