Remain Indoors As Much As Possible When Smoke Is Present.
Avoid Outdoor Exercise When Smoke Is Present
August 8, 2018 - Mariposa County Air Pollution control district reports smoke from the Ferguson Fire is impacting the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District.
Smoke Levels are in the HAZARDOUS range in some areas but is expected to clear by midday.
AQI information shown below is based on the levels recorded this AM. Your current local conditions could vary.
CURRENTLY ALL AREAS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY ARE BEING IMPACTED BY SMOKE. THE AREAS LISTED BELOW ARE WHERE ACTUAL MONITORS HAVE BEEN PLACED. IF YOU LIVE IN AN AREA WITHOUT A MONITOR USE THE CLOSEST MONITOR TO YOUR LOCATION
With the afternoon clearing many areas are seeing Good to Moderate Air Quality AFTER 2:00 P.M. However, with the night time cooling these areas will once again become impacted by unhealthy levels of smoke overnight.
LAST UPDATED: August 8, 2018 @ 06:15 AM
PERSONS WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY SMOKE SHOULD CONSIDER RELOCATING TO A SMOKE FREE AREA WHEN SMOKE IS PRESENT
For additional information on air quality you can visit the AirNow website at http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires
or the air fire smoke page at: http://smoke.airfire.org/monitoringReport/#/?monitors=Mariposa.1000&monitors=ARB.33&monitors=ARB.32&monitors=060431001&date=LATEST&productType=plotTable
For either of these sites you can scroll in on the map to Mariposa.
The triangles are monitoring sites. Their color is tied to the AQI levels below.
- Use common sense. If it looks smoky outside it’s probably not a good time to go for a run. And it’s probably not a good time for your children to play outdoors.
- If you have a heart or lung disease, if you are an older adult, or if you have children, talk with your doctor about whether, and when, you should leave the area.
- If you decide to remain:
- Consider staying indoors to avoid breathing the smoke particles.
- Run your air conditioner, if you have one.
- Keep the fresh air intake closed, and the filters clean, to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. Note: if you don’t have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelters.
- A swamp cooler will not provide this protection, and will pull in the smoky air from outside.
- “Masks” (especially surgical masks or wet bandanas) will not protect your lungs. If the smoke is that irritating to you, the best option is to remain indoors or temporarily re-locate.
Source: Mariposa County