Aspen Fire Smoke Tips
Incident: Aspen Fire Wildfire
Smoky Conditions throughout the Central Sierra of California Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Smoke
Wildfire is a reality in California and, with fire, there is smoke. Residents of the Central Sierra of California are experiencing smoky conditions because of the Aspen Fire burning on the Sierra National Forest.
Residents can take some basic steps to reduce their exposure to smoke:
- Close windows when smoke is present.
- Avoid prolonged exertion in heavy smoke especially if you are sensitive to smoke impacts.
- The young and the elderly are more sensitive to smoke impacts and should make extra efforts to limit their exposure to smoke.
- People with pre-existing conditions such as asthma or pulmonary disease are also more sensitive to smoke. Consult your physician for further guidance.
- Drink lots of water, eat a balanced diet, and get adequate rest. A healthy immune system is the best protection against the effects of smoke.
Smoke from the Aspen Fire continues to impact air quality in local communities. Individuals sensitive to smoke are advised to remain indoors and keep windows closed to minimize exposure to smoke. For more information regarding smoke visit: www.valleyair.org or www.airquality.org/smokeimpact/
For additional information about the Aspen Fire, visit Inciweb www.inciweb.org/incident/3552 or Twitter: @sierra_nf