IDAHO FALLS (KIFI/KIDK) - A statewide air quality alert has been issued by the Idaho Department oF Environmental Quality.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of The state of Idaho outside of reservation boundaries of degraded air quality. Due to wildfire smoke, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. Air quality is currently in the MODERATE to VERY UNHEALTHY category and is forecast to remain that way for the next 24-48 hours. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).
All outdoor open burning is prohibited by the Department of Environmental Quality in accordance with the Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho (IDAPA 58.01.01.550).
Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate or smoke levels are encouraged to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity. All others should limit prolonged or strenuous outdoor activity. Your cooperation is appreciated.