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Bayfield County Air Quality Notice history detail
for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 1 Air Quality Notice
  1. Special Air Quality Notice
    Issued: 10:56 am CT Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Start Time: 10:56 am CT Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    End Time: 11:59 pm CT Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Counties: Bayfield, Douglas

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is issuing an Air Quality Special Notice (AQSN) with regards to a large forest fire that has been in Eastern Douglas County / Western Bayfield County since yesterday (Tuesday, May 14) afternoon.

    The "Germann Road Fire" is currently approximately 8700 acres in size and has destroyed 47 buildings. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported from the fire. Thanks to the hard work of many DNR and local fire control personnel throughout the night, the fire is 90% contained as of Wed morning May 15.

    There are no air monitoring sites near the fire. Consequently, there are no air quality data available with which to gauge the health impacts of the fire. Furthermore, an air quality advisory has not been issued due to the lack of air quality data. Nevertheless, local residents are advised to be aware of the possibility of air quality problems downwind of the fire. Individuals should monitor their symptoms and consult a physician if they have concerns. In healthy people, symptoms of smoke exposure usually include irritation of eyes, nose and throat, or breathing discomfort and more severe symptoms may include chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Smoke exposure can aggravate chronic lung or cardiovascular disease.

    The DNR will issue updates to this Air Quality Special Notice as changes to the fire status warrant.

Last revised: Thursday, April 16, 2015