Air quality back to normal in L.C. Valley

LEWISTON, ID - Despite the fact that fires continue to burn throughout the region, the air quality has improved substantially in the Valley.

According to Idaho Department of Environmental Quality officials, the Valley currently sits at a good rating, meaning those sensitive to stagnant air conditions have no limitations as to outdoor activities.

DEQ Air Quality Manager Amber Rand said that with the current weather pattern, conditions should remain healthy through the end of this week.

"It can be hard to predict it but we're hoping that we're nearing the end of the smoke impact," said Rand.

Cooler temperatures and windy conditions have allowed most of the stagnant air to clear out of the L.C. Valley, however officials said winds could also increase the spread of the region's fires, which in turn could impact area air quality once again.