Smoke alert in Garfield County related to Lake Christine fire

Smoke alert for Garfield County

PRESS RELEASE
July 5, 2018

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued an air quality health advisory due to wildfire smoke from the Lake Christine Fire. Wildfire smoke may reach unhealthy levels. If visibility is less than 5 miles in your neighborhood, avoid outdoor activity and keep indoor air clean or consider relocating temporarily. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly.

Precautions to keep indoor air clean during smoke events:

  • Close the fresh-air intake for central air systems and avoid use of swamp coolers.
  • Buy a portable air cleaner with high efficiency filters that is the right size for the room.
  • Avoid activities that add to indoor air pollution. Don’t vacuum, burn candles, or use cooking methods that produce smoke.

Visit our air quality page page to get live data and advisories in Garfield County and statewide.

Please sign-up to receive air quality advisories from CDPHE.

Register for emergency alerts on Everbridge, the county’s Emergency Notification System, at garco911.org.
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