Northwest Wildland Fire Smoke Information

Smoke from a controlled burn at Fishlake National Forest
Smoke from fire can reduce air quality by releasing fine particulates that are harmful to human health. To help track and communicate risks related to smoke, some communities have air quality monitoring stations. Communities without air quality monitoring stations often receive modeled estimates from nearby stations or information derived from satellite imagery and weather patterns. Air quality in the United States is presented using a standard, color-coded index developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that ranges from "good" (green) to "hazardous" (purple) air quality. Find more details on the index here. Below are resources showing current and forecasted smoke conditions and information. For more information on fire, see our Fire Information for the Northwest page.