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There are no air quality advisories or alerts in effect at this time.
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Forest fire smoke is expected to impact air quality in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.  The smoke and local air quality will be highly variable, with dense smoke possible.  Please be aware that areas immediately downwind of any fire may experience "Unhealthy" to "Hazardous" conditions.  In order to more accurately judge the particulate from smoke in your immediate area, please use the "Judging Particulate Levels" chart located on the forecasting page.
Advisory Level 1
A Stage 1 air alert is implemented when concentrations exceed or are forecasted to exceed 25 µg/m3. No fuel source may be added to the combustion chamber of a firebox of any solid fuel burning appliance or waste oil burning appliance. Residents should rely instead on their home’s alternate, cleaner source of heat (such as a furnace, boiler or electric baseboard heaters) until the Stage 1 air alert is canceled. If a building owner or other person with a property or managerial interest in the building has an approved “no other adequate source of heat” designation, the building owner is exempted from complying with the Stage 1 air alert restrictions for that building. If a building owner or other person with a property or managerial interest in the building has an approved Stage 1 waiver the building owner is exempted from complying with the Stage 1 air alert restrictions for that building.
Alert Level 2
A Stage 2 air alert is implemented when concentrations exceed or are forecasted to exceed 35 µg/m3. No fuel source may be added to the combustion chamber or firebox of any solid fuel burning appliance or waste oil burning appliance. Residents should rely instead on their home’s alternate, cleaner source of heat (such as a furnace, boiler or electric baseboard heaters) until the Stage 2 air alert is canceled. If a building owner or other person with a property or managerial interest in the building has an approved “no other adequate source of heat” designation the building owner is exempted from complying with the Stage 2 air alert restrictions for that building.