(Posted on May 15, 2012 at 3:45 p.m.) Smoke from the Crown King Fire has not yet reached levels in populated areas that might cause harm. As long as you can still see things that are 5 to 10 miles away you can be reasonably sure you won’t have a medical emergency caused by smoke inhalation. Conditions are being monitored and communities will be alerted as needed.
At night the falling air temperatures tend to cause smoke to move to lower elevations. Communities like Black Canyon City might be affected by poor air quality and residents are advised to stay tuned to radios and scanners for alerts. Residents can help their community by checking on neighbors, especially if they live alone, are elderly, or have heart or lung disease.
(Source: Yavapai County Public Health)