Residents asked to take essential steps to combat bad air quality this weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY — Mandatory action is needed to combat this weekend’s poor air quality in the Salt Lake and Davis Counties, according to the Department of Environmental Quality.

DEQ released a three-day forecast stating the air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups. These groups include the elderly, young children and those with weak immune systems.

“Persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity during the mid-morning and afternoon hours,” according to the DEQ website.

Open burning is not allowed. This includes fire pits, fire rings and campfires. The website also states that residents should carpool.


  • Eric Anderson

    Cars under 20 years old are so clean, at this point, that if you wanted to kill yourself by running the engine in the garage you’d actually starve to death first.

    The fact is that, with our topography and winter weather patterns, the mere presence of humans is going to make a mess sometimes.

    There really isn’t anything we can do about it except move somewhere else. You cannot legislate away reality.

    • Eric Anderson

      And is there really a huge problem with campfires in single digit temperatures? What a stupid rule. The Polar Bear Club out making s’mores isn’t going to make any difference.

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