Current Wildfire Smoke Info
DEQ Air Pollution Forecast and Cautions
No Air Pollution Forecast and Cautions have been issued.
Check our outdoor open burning map for burning restrictions by county here.
DEQ Air Quality Reports and Forecasts
Check regional reports and forecasts for information for your area here.
See a county open burning map for information for your area here.
For air quality forecasts and wildfire activity for your area, visit the following websites:
- Daily Air Quality Reports and Forecasts webpage
- Real-Time Smoke Monitoring
- DEQ Near-Real Time Monitoring
- Inciweb - Information on current wildfire activity
Please be aware of and utilize the Smoke Complaint Hotline at 1-800-345-1007.
Smoke forecasts are dependent on predicted fire growth and weather. If conditions change unexpectedly, impacts could occur.
Health Impacts and Recommendations
- Air Quality Guide for Pollution from Wildfire Smoke - A table identifying potential health effects and recommendations for appropriate exertion levels.
- Recommendations for Schools and Others Responsible for Children during a Wildfire Smoke Event - A table identifying potential health effects and recommendations for childrens' exertion levels.
- Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials - A guide intended to help local public health officials adequately communicate health risks and precautions to the public when smoke is present.
- Emergency Preparedness and Response: Wildfires - Information on health effects of smoke as well as other dangers associated with wildfires.
- Frequently Asked Questions and Resources for air resource advisors and other environmental health professionals
For general health questions regarding wildfire smoke, contact:
Environmental Health Program Manager
Idaho Division of Public Health
450 W State St, Boise ID 83720
Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
Visual Smoke Observation
When visibility starts to go below five miles, sensitive groups should stay inside or in a location with good air quality. Everyone else should minimize or avoid prolonged or physical activity outdoors. Refer to the Smoke and Health Tab on the Idaho Smoke Information Blog for additional health information.
Your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Even if you smell smoke, the air quality may still be good.