Category: Wildfires

Find Wildfires

Utah Wildfires The Utah Wildfire Info website is a collaborative effort between the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. The site shows maps of active wildfires, allows viewers to report a wildfire, and provides information on how to prevent wildfires. The …

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Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke can make outdoor air unhealthy to breathe. Even if you stay indoors, some of the smoke from outdoors can enter your home. If you are close to a wildfire, the fire itself, as well as heavy smoke and ash, can pose serious, immediate risks to your safety and health. You may also be …

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Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create smoky conditions, but there are things you can do– indoors and out–to reduce your exposure to smoke. Children (498 KB), older adults, and people with heart or lung disease are particularly susceptible to the health impacts of wildfire smoke, but it can also pose risks to healthy adults. Reduce Smoke Exposure Outdoors If …

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Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires

Wildfire smoke alert on air.utah.gov: “Smoke from wildfires could cause high concentrations of particulates. If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity.” The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) provides updates on current conditions, a three-day forecast, and a trend chart of pollution levels for particulates, …

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Wildfires

The recent increase in wildfires across the West has impacted air quality and put people’s health at risk from smoke exposure. This exposure can be sudden, last for days or weeks, and affect indoor and outdoor air quality. Smoke can travel great distances and become trapped in areas far from the source of the wildfire …

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