Wildfire Season Nears, NCUAQMD Wants You To Be Prepared

EUREKA, CA (KIEM) Wildfire season is near, and the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District wants you to be prepared.

According to them, Wildfire smoke can cause health concerns to the elderly, pregnant moms, and children.

They recommend during Wildfire season that you keep indoor air as clean as possible, close all windows and doors, and avoid smoking inside. Also, run an air conditioner if you have one and keep your filter clean.

“Smoke affects your health. The particulates and other pollutants in smoke can affect sensitive groups in small amounts depending on how close you are to a Wildfire,” said Debra Harris, the Burns Program Coordinator at North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District.

If you have any questions, you can call the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District at (707) 443-3039.