Numerous fires remain active throughout Oregon and Northern California, prompting air quality advisories, according to the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD).
The main fires that have the potential to impact the North Coast are: The Natchez Fire burning in Northeast Del Norte County, the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County, the Garner Complex in Southern Oregon, and Klondike Fire, also in Oregon.
“Expect smoke from these northern fires to pool along the river drainages, impacting the very northern interior portions of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties,” the NCUAQMD said. “Depending upon location, air quality along the coast is expected to remain generally ‘Good’ to ‘Moderate’ with periods of ‘Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.’
The Carr Fire east of Weaverville in Shasta County may present widespread haze to the Trinity Center, Lewiston, and Weaverville areas, officials said.
- Klamath is expected to have “Good” conditions with periods of “Moderate” air quality.
- Gasquet is forecast to have “Moderate” conditions on Friday, but transition to “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” on Saturday.
- Orleans and Hoopa are forecast to have “Moderate” conditions with periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” and “Unhealthy,” but transition to generally “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” on Saturday. Periods of “Unhealthy” may occur in the evening time in the valley.
- Weaverville area is forecast to have “Moderate” conditions with periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” and “Unhealthy” today, and perhaps even worsen over the weekend depending upon the Carr fire’s behavior. Periods of “Unhealthy” may occur in the evening time.
Particulate matter monitors are presently in Gasquet, Klamath, Weitchpec, Orleans, Hoopa, Weaverville and Eureka. Fire information can be found here.