As Web Fire dies down air quality improves

Ag burns likely to resume Friday morning

CHICO, Calif. - Ag burns will likely resume Friday morning in Butte County.  They've been banned for three days because of the smoke emanating from the Web Fire.
Some valley and foothill locations were being impacted by smoke from the fire, resulting in poor air quality conditions.  The heaviest smoke was seen in the morning, according to the Butte County Air Quality Management District.

Younger and older people are considered most sensitive and suffer symptoms that include coughing, eye irritation and difficulty in breathing.

"What our hourly monitor readings are showing is that the particulate matter level is quite low right now," said Armen Kamian of the Butte County Air Quality Management District. "So we are seeing a relief from the smoke we've seen the last few days."

The Butte County Air Quality Management District says it will officially announce if agriculture burns will be permitted tomorrow at approximately 8:45 a.m.

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