Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday August 28, 2016 - #Chimneyfire Smoke Report

Air Quality Smoke Forecast                                                               Issue Date: 08/28/2016

Chimney Fire                                                                               Prepared by: Ariane Sarzotti

Chimney Fire (San Luis Obispo County)
  • Official acreage reported is 45,108 at 52% containment with 100 acres reported growth in 24 hours. 
  • Last night’s Infrared flight shows a lot of scattered and isolated heat throughout the fire with little intense heat signature. An image of the IR map is included below. 
  • The fire is currently burning near the Rocky Butte area in San Luis Obispo County, Bryson Hesperia in Monterey County and Fort Hunter Liggett.
  • Threats remain to Bryson Hesperia.
  • Fire continues to challenge control lines on the northwest and southwest fire line because of steep inaccessible terrain and drought stressed brush, chaparral, and dead timber.
  • The main water supply for Hearst property and Hearst San Simeon State Park remained threatened.
  • The Hearst Castle and Hearst Castle Infrastructure continue to be threatened.

Chimney Fire
Monitoring Summary (based on Air Quality Index (AQI) for each 24-hr day)
Yesterday’s 24 hour AQI
Notes about today
Paso Robles
May be a Moderate level from 9:00am to 4:00pm
May be a USG level from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Heritage Ranch (Lake Nacimiento Area)
May be a Moderate level from 9:00am to 6:00pm
San Miguel
May be a Moderate level from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Maybe a Moderate level from 9:00am to3:00pm
May be a Moderate level from 6:00am to 3:00pm
San Luis Obispo
May see hazy conditions overnight
Colors displayed above correspond roughly with the AQI chart below. 
Conditions may change quickly, these projections are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.  Sensitive groups including individuals with Asthma, lung or heart disease, children, older adults, and pregnant women should take precautions to avoid exposure to smoke. If you feel as though you are having health effects from smoke see your doctor or health professional as needed. In some cases your eyes are your best tools, if it is smoky outside you are being impacted. Use caution when driving in or around smoky areas.
AQI Index
Actions to Protect Yourself

Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups - USG
People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.  Everyone else should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
The following groups should avoid all physical outdoor activity: People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Very Unhealthy

Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.
The following groups should remain indoors and keep activity levels low: People with heart or lung disease; children and older adults. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion

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