Health and Human Services Agency

Margaret Williams

(530) 642-7164



(Placerville, CA) - El Dorado County is experiencing heavy smoke and poor air quality conditions due to drift from the Mosquito Fire currently burning in Placer and El Dorado Counties. Wildfire smoke may be intermittent and affect different areas of El Dorado County with elevated levels of particulate matter dependent upon wind direction. El Dorado County Air Quality Management District will continue to monitor the conditions. Information on air quality and smoke can be found at AirNow's Fire and Smoke webpage at


El Dorado County Public Health advises community members that air quality may be unsafe for those with sensitive medical conditions. Residents with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults should be especially aware and take protective measures.


If you smell or see smoke, take these steps to protect your health:

 Minimize outdoor activities.

 Stay indoors with windows and doors closed.

 Do not run fans that bring smoky air inside (such as swamp coolers, fresh air ventilation systems).

 If you have a wall unit air conditioner, or when in a vehicle, set AC to "re-circulate."

 Do not smoke, fry food or do other activities that will create indoor air pollution.

 If you have chronic health conditions, monitor your health closely. Contact your health care provider if your symptoms worsen, including repeated coughing and wheezing.

 If you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911.


For additional information on wildfire smoke, please visit:


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