Nez Perce Tribe

LAPWAI - An Air Quality Advisory and Burn Ban remains in effect for Nez Perce Reservation until further notice due to wildfire smoke from local fires. Wildfire smoke may move in and out of the area depending on fire and wind activity; some areas may be more impacted than others. No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved and recreational fires are prohibited.

The Air Quality Advisory and Burn Ban were issued on Thursday, July 8. Air quality is currently ranging from the “Moderate” to the “Unhealthy” categories of the Air Quality Index (AQI). To track regional air quality, visit the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map or the Idaho Smoke Blog.

Air Quality Index

Wildfire smoke may move in and out of the area depending on fire and wind activity; some areas may be more impacted than others. No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. Air quality conditions will be reassessed and another air quality update issued by 10:00 A.M., on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Sensitive groups include:

  • Infants, children under 18, pregnant women, elders
  • People who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors)
  • People with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, COPD or diabetes.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare has two charts that may be of interest: Community Guide for Staying Healthy During Wildfire Events and School Activity Guidelines for Wildfire Smoke Events.