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COC007-141600-
Archuleta-
910 AM MST Wed Nov 13 2019

...AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE FROM 900 AM
WEDNESDAY UNTIL 900 AM THURSDAY...

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has
issued the following...

WHAT...Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke.

WHERE...Archuleta County.

WHEN...900 AM Wednesday November 13 to 900 AM Thursday November 14

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Very dry conditions have allowed for
prolonged smoldering and smoke production from a prescribed burn
that was completed several weeks ago. For Wednesday morning, areas
of moderate to heavy smoke will impact just a small portion of
western Archuleta County. The main area impacted includes
locations along State Highway 160 between Yellowjacket Pass and
the town of Piedra. Smoke will decrease Wednesday afternoon, but
could increase again after sunset and continue periodically
through at least early Thursday morning.

HEALTH INFORMATION...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.

$$

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