The map above is not able to show all state air quality monitors. To see the whole set, go to the Air Quality Now tab below and click on DEQ's Air Quality Index which will bring up a map with many additional state monitors. Round icons represent permanent state air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).
Saturday, September 20, 2014
36 Pit Fire - Smoke Plume from Satellite
These four photos, each taken 30 minutes apart, show a rapid increase in the smoke (still mostly aloft) produced by the 36 Pit Fire due to warm, dry, south-southeast winds. This increase in activity was anticipated, although without quite as much of a southerly component. This is good news for locations west and south of the fire, but perhaps not so much for some places to the north. Later this evening as fire intensity lessens, smoke is anticipated drop down into some valleys with poorer air quality in those regions.