There are several prescribed burns that are scheduled on Monday, 9/25/2023, in various parts of the state of Colorado.
Although unhealthy levels of smoke are not anticipated at any of the above listed prescribed fires, smoke will be visible and could be light ot moderate at times. Unusually sensitive people in close vicinity of these fires should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when smoke is present. Light to moderate concenrations of smoke are also possible near small widlfires and other prescibed burns around the state.
WHAT IF THERE IS A WILDFIRE OR SMOKE IN YOUR AREA?
The focus of the Colorado Smoke Outlook is on large fires (e.g. greater than 100 acres in size). Nevertheless, smoke from smaller fires, prescribed fires and /or smoke form new fires not yet know to CDPHE air quality meterologist may casue locally heavy smoke. If there is smoke in your neighborhood, see the public health recommendations below.
PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AREAS AFFECTED BY SMOKE:
If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood, you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with hear 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. To temporarily relocate to an area with better air quality, consider using this map to identify the best area closest to you:
IF VISIBILITY IS LESS THAN 5 MILES IN SMOKE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SMOKE HAS REACHED LEVELS THAT ARE UNHEALTHY.