Front Range air quality still affected by wildfire
DENVER – Another day, another air quality alert for the Front Range.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an “Ozone Action Day Alert” and “Wildfire Smoke Advisory” effective from Thursday afternoon until 4 p.m. Friday.
“Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion,” the alert states. “Fine Particulate Matter concentrations are expected to be in the Moderate to Unhealthy range on Thursday with the highest concentrations possible in Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Greeley and north northwest to north northeast of the High Park Fire to the Wyoming state line late Thursday night into mid morning Friday.”
Visibility in Denver is expected to be Moderate-to-Poor on Thursday and Friday.
More information from the CDPHE:
IF VISIBILITY IS LESS THAN 5 MILES IN SMOKE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SMOKE HAS REACHED LEVELS THAT ARE UNHEALTHY. 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.