Ways to Protect Yourself During Poor Air Quality

The 90,000-acre Camp Fire has created a massive amount of smoke to be pushed into the entire county of Butte, which means poor air quality for North State residents.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2018 9:43 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The 90,000-acre Camp Fire has created a massive amount of smoke to be pushed into the entire county of Butte, which means poor air quality for North State residents.

Action News Now spoke to Lisa Almageur from Butte County Public Health to discuss how people can protect themselves with an N-95 mask to avoid breathing problems by the fire's smoke.

Almageur strongly suggests people avoid going outside, especially the young and elderly who are the most susceptible.

She also says the heavy smoke can create symptoms that indicate people should seek a doctor.

The Butte County Public Health has a link to find N-95 masks around the North State on their Facebook.

(Watch the end of the video to see how to properly wear an N-95 mask)

If you would like to find an N-95 that fits you, click here.  

Article Comments

Chico
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 73°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Broken Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 59°
Red Bluff
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 76°
Willows
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 73°
Saturday night rain
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events