Stage One Health Advisory Called Today, Aug. 24

Staff Writer

Based on air pollution levels at 11a.m. on August 24, a Stage 1 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for Owens Valley and Mono County communities, according to Mono and Inyo counties public health officer, Dr. Rick Johnson. "Due to elevated particulate pollution levels, children, the elderly, people with heart or lung problems, or people with current illnesses such as the flu, are advised to stay indoors and avoid strenuous outdoor activities in the impacted areas," he said.

The smoke is from the Rough Fire, burning near Hume Lake.

If you have any questions please call the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District office in Bishop at 760-872-8211.

Health advisories on the web:

Rough Fire air impacts:

Hourly PM10 graphs:

Richard O. Johnson, M.D., MPH
Health Officer
Mono County Health Department
cell: (760) 914-0496
office: (760) 924-1828
Fax: (760) 924-1831