Wildfires cause poor air quality in the region

LEWISTON, ID - Air quality is a growing concern for many as smoke from area wildfires has blanketed the region with low visibility and is considered unhealthy for some.

Air quality for the Lewis Clark valley is unhealthy for sensitive groups and on the Palouse, air quality is unhealthy for all. The L.C. Valley is experiencing hazy conditions and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory earlier for the region. Everyone should try to limit their outdoor activity. The following people should stay indoors if possible: those with lung and heart disease, diabetes, or a respiratory infection, those who've had a stroke, infants and children, as well as adults 65 and older. The wildfires in the region are to blame for the decreased air quality.