Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a Health Watch (HW) for ozone effective May 29, 2019 and a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) effective May 30, 2019, in the Phoenix area. ADEQ recommends that people limit outdoor activity while the HW and HPA are in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory problems.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for course particulate matter (PM-10) effective May 16, 2019 in Maricopa County. PM-10 is made up of small particles found in dust. ADEQ recommends that people limit outdoor activity while the HPA is in effect, especially children and adults with respiratory problems.

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Coconino National Forest firefighters plan to begin a 2,000-acre prescribed burn beginning tomorrow morning several miles south of Stoneman Lake.

This burn, located approximately 3 miles south of Stoneman Lake, is part of a strategy to allow fire across the landscape in order to restore forests to healthier conditions. Frequent, low-intensity fire removes accumulated smaller fuels and recycles nutrients in the soils to promote healthy vegetation and wildlife habitat. A healthier forest is a safer forest for firefighters and residents when wildfires inevitably occur.

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