CAL FIRE has SUSPENDED burn permits until further notice as of 6/5/2024.

Cal Fire News Release here

 

Wildfire Smoke Information

Instructions for making a low cost DIY air filter for a room or house are HERE.

Wildfire smoke – a complex mixture of air pollutants – is unhealthy to breathe and can be especially dangerous for children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with heart or respiratory conditions. These sensitive groups are advised to limit outdoor activities, especially when the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches levels considered ‘Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups’ or above. Even healthy people may experience symptoms in smoky conditions or after exposure. Pets also can be affected by unhealthy air and should be brought indoors, if possible.

The AQI System

California uses the AQI system to evaluate and communicate air quality levels. It is color coded and uses numerical values to communicate the relative hazards posed by air quality.

Monitoring Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke can be difficult to predict because it is dependent on the weather. The following links may be useful in estimating smoke movements. Several of the sites, especially those using satellite data, require additional specialized knowledge to properly interpret.