Current Conditions (Air Quality Alerts)

Air Quality Index for Colorado

Forecast Air Index Quality for Front Range

Air Quality Health Advisories for Wildfire Smoke

Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Colorado Fire Data

Smoke being reported along the Palmer Divide is from the two fires in Northwest Colorado and the Turkey Track 8 Fire in Douglas County. 

Douglas County Fires Reported

 Turkey Track 8 Fire

  • Size: 167 acres
  • Location: Douglas County, Pikes Peak Ranger District, 3 miles East of Westcreek, CO. 8 miles North of Woodland Park, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service type 2 crew and several engines and multiple Douglas County cooperative resources.
  • Containment:30%


There are currently no active fires in Elbert County 


***Fires no longer on the list are at, or near, full containment, the IMT is no longer providing daily updates or the fire has returned to the local fire unit. Updated at 3PM on September 23, 2018



Castle Rock Douglas County/ El Paso County Line Monument
*Cams courtesy of CDOT unless otherwise noted

Smoke Forecast

  • Moderate smoke is expected to be present along the front range of Colorado on Sunday September 23 and Monday September 24, 2018