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Northwest Sands Prescribed Burns

Unit Information

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Wisconsin
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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Air Quality Outlook for May 29, 2019

Northwest Sands Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
News – 5/29/2019

Smoke Forecast Outlook – Moquah Barrens Prescribed Burns

Issued by Trent Wickman – May 29, 2019 @ 0600 Washburn District Fire Information: 715-482-0115 hilaryrmarkin@fs.fed.us https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6354/ Fire/Smoke Discussion Wednesday: The burning is planned to begin in the morning. Smoke is expected to flow to the east all day. Thursday: Very minimal smoke generation unless burning was not finished the previous day. Smoke Forecast (Health Impacts and Road Visibility)

Community

Tue

5/28

Wed

5/29

Thur

5/30

Comments

Duluth

Good

Good

Good

Port Wing/ Cornucopia

Good

Good

Good

Bayfield

Good

Good

Good

Ashland/ Bad River

Good

Moderate

Good

Washburn may also be impacted

Iron River

Good

Good

Good

Hwy 2 and 13

caution

Smoke could collect on road between Ino and Washburn, especially at night. When seeing smoke slow down. Disclaimer: Forecasts may be wrong - use at your own risk as weather and fire activity can change quickly. Children, older adults and those with cardiovascular or respiratory diseases are most sensitive. See your health professional as needed.

Air Quality Index

What the Index means for your health with regards to particulates from smoke

Good None Moderate Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people. Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air. Unhealthy Everyone may begin to experience some adverse health effects, and members of the sensitive groups may experience more serious effects. Very Unhealthy Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected. Hazardous Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.