Eureka to establish clean air center due to smoke

EUREKA – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors made a declaration of a local health emergency due to the smoke on Tuesday.

Public Health Officer, Dr. Donald Baird, recommended the proclamation be made because air quality in the county has been so poor and putting the health of residents at risk.

Now that it’s been approved, the county will have access to more funds for necessary emergency services, such as for setting up clean air centers.

A clean air center in Eureka will be opened Wednesday at the Eureka Library, with operating hours from 9AM to 6PM.

Also, the Murray Field Airport will keep on flying.

Due to old markings on the runway strip needing replacement, the airport required $14,000 in order to stay in compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Supervisors approved the funding Tuesday, so that the airport would not lose its permit.