North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District gives air quality tips to residents

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)- With the Red Salmon Complex fire still actively burning, many residents have rising concerns about the air quality and how smoke can affect them and their overall health.

North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District sends weekly updates to residents telling them what to expect from the fires.

When burn coordinators analyze smoke activity they analyze three main components, weather, fire activity,and terrain. These factors along with smoke models help coordinators tell you what to expect from smoke activity in your area.

There are a few steps that residents can take now to avoid any smoke damages to their body. Being prepared  is the best thing experts say to do in fire situations. Consult your doctor and get your medication ahead of time, and think ahead. Come up with a plan if your home becomes invaded with smoke.