Air Advisory Issued

A joint air quality advisory issued by the Colusa County Public Health Division and the Colusa County Air Pollution Control District

Advisory for August 7, 2015

The Rocky fire burning in Lake, Yolo, and now Colusa Counties continue to produce significant smoke impacts, and residents in affected areas should be aware of their local air quality and take necessary precautions to protect themselves.

The fire is being managed by state and local fire officials but smoke impacts are expected to continue until the fire is extinguished.

The Colusa County Air Pollution Control District reports that Air Quality conditions currently are in the good to moderate ranges.  Conditions could change quickly from good to unhealthy, and this may be the pattern for the next few days.

Smoke from fires produce fine-particulate matter (PM2.5), which can cause serious health problems including lung disease, asthma attacks, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke.  Where conditions warrant, people should limit their outdoor activity.

People with existing respiratory conditions, young children and elderly people are susceptible to health effects from these pollutants.  Air District officials urge residents to follow their doctors’ orders when exposed to fire emissions.

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.