Press release from the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District:
Continued growth in the Happy Camp complex and increased fire activity due to weather conditions will generate conditions similar to yesterday. Smoke is predicted to travel southwest down the Klamath River drainage bringing smoke into communities west of the fires.
Periods of late morning and afternoon smoke impacts are anticipated to reach the moderate range again today in and around Orleans, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Somes Bar, and Weaverville. The smoke may become greater by early afternoon in Orleans and Somes Bar.
Strategic burns may be implemented today. Portions of Highway 96 are likely to be impacted by thick smoke. Tomorrow should be similar to today, with smoke predicted to travel in a slightly more westerly direction.
Areas of wildfire smoke are predicted to impact the following regions:
• Del Norte County
• Humboldt County
• Trinity County
If you live (or plan travel) in the regions listed above, please watch for Air Quality Alerts, which are issued when unhealthy or hazardous conditions exist.
For 24-hour Air Quality Advisory Information, call the NCUAQMD's hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit the website at www.ncuaqmd.org.