North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District 2300 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95501
Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am- 12pm, 1-4pm
Burn Day Information (707) 443-7665 or
Complaint Hotline (707) 444-2233
Wildfire Smoke Information & Alerts
North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District and the Public Health Departments of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity
Counties would like to help you prepare in the event of wildfires. If a wildfire breaks out in your
area, please be aware of the following information.
Quality Alerts are posted when the air in an area becomes unhealthy or hazardous. If you live in or plan to
travel in an area that may be affected by wildfire smoke, check for alerts by calling 1-866-Burnday or
1-866-287-6329 and press 5. Air Quality Alerts are updated daily typically before 12 p.m.
What should you do to prepare?
you have health concerns, are elderly, pregnant, or have a child in your care, consider talking with your doctor
now about what to do if the air becomes smoky.
of smoke may vary depending upon location, weather, and distance to the fire. Smoke from wildfires and structure
fires contain harmful chemicals that can affect your health. Smoke can cause eye and throat irritation, coughing
and difficulty breathing.
who are at greatest risk of experiencing symptoms due to smoke include young children, pregnant women, older adults
and those with respiratory disease such as asthma and/or heart disease. If you or members of your family have lung
or heart disease, contact your doctor immediately if you have symptoms that get worse. Even healthy adults can be
affected by smoke.
you are in a wildfire prone area, consider buying an air purifier to use in the event of smoky air. Some air
cleaners can help reduce indoor pollutants if they are the right type and size for your home. Air cleaners with
ozone generators are NOT appropriate for home use. The Air Resources Board recommends avoiding them. Ozone
is a gas that can cause health problems including lung irritation and breathing difficulty.
additional information, contact District Staff by calling (707) 443-3093.