Air quality advisory issued for Pueblo County and Park County

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 20:09:06-04

The Pueblo Department of Public Health said there is an air quality advisory in effect for Pueblo County and Park County due to wildfire smoke in the area.

Health officials say people should remain inside if smoke becomes thick at your location, especially for young children, the elderly and for those with any respiratory problems.

If visibility is less than five miles in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. In Pueblo, smoke from two major fires is causing the unhealthy conditions. The Stonemoor Fire burning west of town has forced evacuations and the massive 28,648 acre Spring Fire in Costilla County and Huerfano County continues to send smoke northeast.

The smoke in Park County is coming from the Weston Pass Fire, which forced mandatory evacuations Friday afternoon near the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness area.