Smoke from wildfires in Idaho and Oregon states is affecting the air quality in nearly every Idaho community in the southwestern part of the state. If you are involved in outdoor activities, officials from public health and environmental quality are reminding residents to be aware of the conditions so they can take precautions.

The strongest smoke impacts are currently occurring across southwest Idaho and east toward Twin Falls and north toward Garden Valley and McCall. Air quality is ranging from moderate to unhealthy across these areas, and impacts are from ongoing fires burning in Oregon, Washington and California, and a multitude of local fires that started this week in the Gem state.