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Much Of Wyoming Under Air Quality Alert Due To Out-Of-State Wild Fires in California

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT TUESDAY… The following message is transmitted on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, and the Wyoming Department of Health. WHAT…Air Quality Alert for Wildfire Smoke. WHERE…Much of southeast Wyoming.

Some locations impacted include but are not limited to Douglas, Lusk, Wheatland, Torrington, Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne, Laramie, Shirley Basin, and Muddy Gap. WHEN…1 PM MDT Monday until 1 PM MDT Tuesday. IMPACTS…Heavy smoke from distant wildfires. HEALTH INFORMATION.

The Wyoming Department of Health recommends the elderly, young children, and individuals with respiratory problems avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize outdoor activities during this time. Wildfire smoke is made up of a variety of pollutants, including particulate matter and ozone, which can cause respiratory health effects. Although these people are most susceptible to health impacts, the Department of Health advises that everyone should avoid prolonged exposure to poor air quality conditions. CURRENT CONDITIONS.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division offers near real-time air quality data for Wyoming`s monitoring stations and health effects information to help the public interpret current conditions.

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