Protect Yourself During a Wildfire
If you smell smoke or see ash due to a wildfire, here are ways to limit your exposure:
•Remain indoors with windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter;
•Avoid vigorous physical activity;
•Run your air conditioner if you have one. Make sure it has a clean filter and that it is recirculating the indoor air to prevent bringing additional smoke inside;
•Avoid using a whole-house fan or a swamp cooler with an outside air intake;
•Avoid using indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces and candles.
Older adults, young children, pregnant women, and people with heart diseases or lung diseases (such as asthma) may be especially sensitive to health risks from wildfire smoke.