San Juan Basin Public Health Advises Public Health Considerations for Wildfire Smoke During CoVID-19

As Southwest Colorado enters wildfire season while still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) advises the public to take measures to protect themselves from both the novel virus and wildfire smoke. Protecting oneself is especially critical for those who are susceptible to or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, those [...]

By |2020-06-16T08:49:13-06:00June 16th, 2020|Communicable Disease, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Advises Public Health Considerations for Wildfire Smoke During CoVID-19

416 Fire Updates

Reentry Fire Evacuated Residents Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Mental Health After a Wildfire Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up Flooding Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows and leave large amounts of [...]

By |2018-08-01T12:05:38-06:00July 27th, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

Durango, Bondad, and Aztec will have relief from the early morning unhealthy smoke conditions of the past few days, though areas of heavy smoke have been observed along the Animas River and southward to the New Mexico state line. Hermosa will see moderate early morning smoke which should begin clearing after 10 a.m. Smoke [...]

By |2018-07-06T09:22:10-06:00July 6th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

6/17/18 - Decreasing smoke production from the 416 Fire along with anticipated rainfall will allow the Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke to be cancelled for La Plata, northeastern Montezuma, and eastern Dolores Counties. If conditions warrant, this advisory could be re-issued at a future date. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) in [...]

By |2018-06-19T09:46:19-06:00June 17th, 2018|Air Quality, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on 416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory Cancelled: Updated 6/17

416 Fire Reentry

Mental Health A natural disaster like a wildfire can have a significant impact on your emotional well-being. Take steps to ensure that you are taking care of your emotional needs during this time of crisis: Mental Health After a Wildfire. Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home  |  Español Take the following safety [...]

By |2018-07-27T11:50:47-06:00June 13th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Local Wildfire Updates, Water Quality|Comments Off on 416 Fire Reentry