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Smoke in the region to remain for several days

Smoke from the Meadow Creek Fire will likely continue to drift into the region for next several days. Smoke will be heaviest in low lying areas along Main and East Elk Creeks and in the New Castle area during night time and early morning hours.

People are cautioned to avoid strenuous work or exercise outdoors during the times when smoke is heaviest.

People sensitive to smoke are encouraged to remain indoors and shut their windows during those times. If you are particularly sensitive to smoke and do not have air conditioning, people may want to stay with friends or family who do or leave the area until conditions improve.



Smoke is expected to disperse during daytime hours particularly mid to late afternoon when winds pick up. During these times, residents are encouraged to “air out” their homes to reduce indoor air pollution.

More information regarding smoke and its impacts on public health can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website at http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx.


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