July 31, 2021 - The US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program Smoke Outlook for the Dixie Fire in Butte and Plumas Counties for Saturday.
Fire: Crews made good progress Friday; the Dixie Fire is now 240,795 acres with 24% containment
Smoke: Mountain communities near the fire will likely remain smoky today. Quincy and the Lake Almanor area will have very unhealthy air. Areas west and east of the Sierra should see USG and moderate conditions.
Health and Safety:
Wildfire smoke – a complex mixture of air pollutants – is unhealthy to breathe and can be especially dangerous for children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with heart or respiratory conditions. These sensitive groups are advised to limit outdoor activities, especially when the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches levels considered ‘Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups’ or above. Even healthy people may experience symptoms in smoky conditions or after exposure. Pets also can be affected by unhealthy air and should be brought indoors, if possible.
Source: Issued by the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program