Public Service Announcement

 

Public Service Announcement

August 22, 2012

Air Quality Issues

 

The recent smoky conditions experienced in the Laramie Valley are not a localized phenomenon. Smoke from fires as far away as California, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada are contributing to the smoke visible around the region. The smoke is not coming from fires in Wyoming or adjacent states.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service website (http://airquality.weather.gov) allows for the tracking of smoke from these fires. Those seeking more detailed information should click on the “Air Quality” tab and then on the surface smoke map.

The WY State Forestry Division website (http://wyfireinfo.wy.gov/)and the Inciweb (http://www.inciweb.org) website can provide information about both local and national wildland fire incidents. The search box will allow users to designate a particular state and will provide information about all active fire incidents in that state.

Contact Albany County Emergency Management at 721-1815 for additional information.

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