Air quality forecast update: Code orange

Press release from WNC Regional Air Quality Agency

Today’s air quality forecast has been updated to code orange due to smoke associated with wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada. Additionally, Thursday, July 22, 2021, is also a code orange air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.

Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Children, active adults and those with heart or respiratory disease, including asthma, should limit outdoor activity. This also means that open burning will not be allowed tomorrow.

Burning trash and other non-vegetative material is always prohibited.

More forecast information can be found at the N.C. Air Quality Forecast Center.

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