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(e.g. "Seattle, WA", "Washington State", "Smith River, CA")
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Fire and Smoke Map: The EPA and USFS have created this map to test new data layers of use during fire and smoke events, including air quality data from low-cost sensors. While these sensors don’t meet the rigorous standards required for regulatory monitors, they can help you get a picture of air quality nearest you especially when wildfire smoke is in your area. The EPA and USFS will update the map layers several times during year, as we respond to feedback and work to improve the map.
See the User's Guide to learn more about Using the Map
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The AirNow Fire and Smoke Map provides information that you can use to help protect your health from wildfire smoke. Use this map to see:
Version 3 of the map includes a number of enhancements:
This map is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led by Ron Evans, and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) led Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program, led by Pete Lahm, USFS. Development work led by Sim Larkin, USFS, and Stuart Illson, University of Washington, in collaboration with the EPA AirNow Team. Correction equation work was led by Karoline Barkjohn, EPA. Additional thanks to Jonathan Callahan, Desert Research Institute, Marlin Martínez, University of Washington, and many others. This site relies on data provided from a number of sources, including AirNow, the Western Regional Climate Center, AirSis, and PurpleAir for monitoring and sensor data, and the NOAA Hazard Mapping System and National Interagency Fire Center for fire and smoke plume information. Feedback and questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Note: Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute EPA or USFS endorsement or recommendation for use.
The icons on the map are clickable. Click a:
Entering a location makes more information available to you. If you didn’t enter a location when you first opened the map, or want to change your location, click the icon on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. That will open a box where you can type in a location of interest. Selecting the blue dot icon: will return you to your set location. You can also drag the blue dot icon to a location of interest.
You can save locations by creating a favorites list. Here’s how:
Need more help? See our User Guide available here
The Fire and Smoke Map shows information on particle pollution, fires and smoke plumes:Particle pollution data:
Learn more about the work that goes into bringing you the information on the Map. See our Frequently Asked Questions available here
Monitor permanent: and temporary: icons and sensors icons on the Fire and Smoke Map show particle pollution in the color codes of the U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI). Click on an icon to see the NowCast AQI level at that location, and to see actions to consider taking.
The AQI has six categories, ranging from Good to Hazardous. The table below shows the actions you can consider taking for each category.
|When the air quality is:||Actions to take|
|Everyone: Don't see or smell smoke? It's a good time to open windows or go outdoors.|
|Everyone: Don’t see or smell smoke? It’s OK to open windows or go outdoors.|
Unusually Sensitive people: Keep outdoor activities light and short; go indoors if you have symptoms.
|Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups|
|Everyone: Keep outdoor activities light and short.|
Sensitive Groups*: Go indoors if you have symptoms.
|Everyone: Keep outdoor activities light and short. Go indoors if you have symptoms.|
Sensitive Groups*: Consider moving all activities indoors.
|Everyone: Limit all outdoor physical activity. Go indoors if you have symptoms.|
Sensitive Groups*: Avoid all outdoor physical activity.
|Everyone: Avoid all outdoor physical activity. If you are hot, go someplace with air conditioning.|
Sensitive Groups*: Stay indoors in a place with cleaner indoor air, and keep activity levels light.
Extreme heat can lead to potentially deadly illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If it is hot outdoors, and you feel hot indoors, go somewhere with air conditioning, if possible.
Find additional links and FAQs available here to learn more about wildfire smoke and your health.
Use the above tabs to learn How to Use this Map, about Data that is shown on the map, and about Protective Actions you can take.
Visit https://www.airnow.gov/fasm-info to read:
USFS and EPA continue to pilot improvements to the Fire and Smoke Map. We welcome your feedback.
Have a suggestion?Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Fire & Smoke Map please contact email@example.com
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