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Due to wildfire activity, smoke levels may persist overnight, especially in low-lying areas or valleys. However, the light smoke is not expected to be a significant health concern.
Contact: Amy Wineland, Public Health Director970-668-9195
SUMMIT COUNTY - The Frey Gulch Fire above the Summit County Landfill may cause smoke levels to persist overnight, especially in low-lying areas or valleys, according to Summit County Public Health. However, the light smoke is not expected to be a significant health concern.
Smoke levels are deemed unhealthy in a given area if visibility is less than 5 miles. References of 5-mile visibility impairments indicating unhealthy air include the following:
If smoke does become 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.
In any areas with thick smoke, Public Health officials recommend that residents and visitors, especially high-risk individuals, take the following precautions:
For more information, contact Summit County Public Health at 970-668–9161, or the Environmental Health Department 970-668-4070, or visit Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Colorado Smoke Outlook.