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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Smoke in area largely due to out-of-state wildfires; small wildland fire near Red Hill is not primary cause and is being contained

 June 8, 2021- Smoke in area


2:57 p.m. - Cottonwood Pass is now open. The small wildland fire near Red Hill in Gypsum is contained. 

12:48 p.m. - Smoke in the Eagle River Valley and Roaring Fork Valley is largely due to out-of-state wildfires in Texas and New Mexico. A small wildland fire near Red Hill in Gypsum is not the primary cause and is being contained. Cottonwood Pass is currently closed for safety. Please stay indoors if you have a sensitivity to smoke or lung disease. 

For real-time information on smoke levels in Eagle County, check out our network of Purple Air sensors. (Tip for getting the most accurate Purple Air readings: in the bottom left-hand corner of the map screen, select the LRAPA under "Conversion" and use the one hour average.) Orange or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” means that people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution should consider limiting outdoor activity. If visibility becomes less than 5 miles in your area or the sensors indicate Red, smoke has reached levels that may be unhealthy for everyone. 

Learn more about local air quality at the NOAA Smoke Modeling page. Wildfire smoke health advisories are also available through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 

More updates are also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EagleCountyWildland

8 de junio del 2021: Humo en el área

12:48 p.m. - El humo en los valles de Eagle River y Roaring Fork se debe en gran parte a incendios forestales fuera del estado, localizados en Texas y Nuevo México. El pequeño incendio forestal cerca de Red Hill en Gypsum no es la causa principal y está siendo contenido. Cottonwood Pass está cerrado actualmente por seguridad. Por favor, manténgase en espacios interiores si sufre de sensibilidad al humo o alguna enfermedad pulmonar. Obtenga más información sobre la calidad local del aire en la página de de la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés), https://rapidrefresh.noaa.gov/hrrr/HRRRsmoke/. Para obtener más actualizaciones diríjase a la página de Facebook, www.facebook.com/EagleCountyWildland.