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Information on Smoke & Current Wildfires

To report emergencies or to request assistance, contact the California State Warning Center at 800.852.7550

Status of CA current wildfires and other emergencies (CalFire)

Inciweb (Federal Interagency Incident Information System) 

California Fire Alliance


Other Resources

This page last reviewed December 16, 2011

Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Find important general information in this News Release


How to choose a quality mask

Wildfire smoke can irritate your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. It can make you cough and wheeze, and can make it hard to breathe. Please see the CA Department of Public Health's recommendation for facemasks and respirators.


Sacramento County Health video

Here’s the link to the Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services wildfire smoke video from 2008.


“Wildfire Smoke:  A guide for public officials”



EPA Region 9 Emergency Air Resources

Information from EPA's Region 9 on Emergency Air Resources


US Forest Service Air Resource Management

The Forest Service works to protect air quality by working with industry and regulators, monitoring air and the resources affected by air pollution and by providing the public with information about air quality. Please visit Air Resource Management for more information.


Local Air Districts



California Air Response Planning Alliance

An ad hoc federal, state, tribal, and local interagency organization designed to assist with preparedness and coordinated response to major airborne releases and other emergencies with air quality impacts.



If you have any questions regarding this webpage, please contact the ARB's Office of Communications @ (916) 322-2990
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