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August 3, 2017

Air quality and smoke advisory issued

Air quality in much of Skagit County is unhealthy due to nearby wildfires.

People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease should limit time spent outdoors. If air quality continues to deteriorate, sensitive groups including infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, or people who have had a stroke should also limit their time outdoors.

For information regarding air quality and smoke advisories, consult the Washington State Department of Health website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/AirQuality/SmokeFromFires 

Ongoing monitoring of air quality can be found at the Northwest Clean Air Agency website at  http://nwcleanairwa.gov/air-quality-center/.

You may also contact the Skagit County Public Health Department for further information at (360) 416-1504.

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