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Larimer County, CO --- The Cameron Peak and Mullen wildfires burning in northwest Larimer County and Southern Wyoming are causing air quality concerns for residents in Northern Colorado.

Due to wildfire smoke transported into the Front Range, Ozone and Fine Particulate concentrations have reached unsafe levels across the Colorado Front Range region.

When air quality is impacted by fire, minimizing physical activity outdoors is recommended, particularly for children and anyone with lung diseases such as asthma. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. If able, it is recommended staying indoors until air quality improves. As air quality decreases, more than just sensitive individuals are impacted.

Larimer County is seeing an increase in non-COVID related hospitalizations related to wildfire respiratory issues.  Everyone can be impacted by the air quality and wildfire smoke.

“We are urging everyone to be aware and take appropriate precautions by staying indoors as much as practical and limiting the time spent doing outdoor activities,” says Dr. Chris Urbina, Medical Director for Larimer County. “If possible, remain indoors with windows closed until air quality improves.”

Questions or concerns about air quality can be directed to 970-498-5500.

Published on: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:05pm
Contact Details: 

Katie O'Donnell
970-646-1756
kodonnell@larimer.org

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