Press Release - Air Quality Warning

Friday, August 11, 2017

Alert: Air Quality Alert until 11:00AM Saturday

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the following agencies: Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Coeur d`Alene Coeur d`Alene Tribe Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Idaho Counties within the Air Quality Alert Include: Benewah Bonner Boundary Kootenai Shoshone Some Communities included are: Plummer, Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Kellogg, Coeur d`Alene, St Maries, and Kellogg. ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH... Smoke from wildfires in Eastern Washington, British Columbia, and Montana is expected to affect North Idaho as north or northeast winds push smoke around the region this week. Smoke from fires in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana may affect portions of North Idaho. Air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physici an. For additional information on wildland fire smoke impacting Idaho visit the Idaho smoke blog at


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