The North Complex Fire is 314,949 acres and 79% contained. Crews continue to look for areas to build containment on the north side of the fire along Hwy 70.
A blanket of smoke is spread over the region. Very light winds under a high pressure system will do little to improve air quality. Quincy and other mountain communities will see generally unhealthy levels. West of the Sierra will see moderate to unhealthy air today. East of the Sierra may see better air by this evening.
Health & Safety
Here are some ways to reduce exposure to smoke: Stay inside with the doors and windows closed. Seek shelter elsewhere if you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed. Use a portable air cleaner to reduce indoor air pollution (make sure it is sized for the room and that it does not make ozone, which is a harmful air pollutant). Long-term smoke events usually have periods when the air is better. When air quality improves, even temporarily, air out your home to reduce indoor air pollution.