FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Among the hundreds of firefighters, aircraft and engines dispatched to a northern Arizona wildfire were two women whose focus wasn’t on flames, but smoke.Murder In Wheatland: Wife Of Suspected Killer Says Husband Was Conspiracy Theorist
Congress earlier this year said all top-tier federal teams battling wildland blazes should have at least one air resource adviser.READ MORE: 41 California District Attorneys Challenge Early Release Eligibility For 76,000 Inmates
The specialists look at smoke models, humidity, weather patterns and fire behavior to gauge the air quality. They then produce a color-coded smoke forecast that tells the public whether it’s OK to be outside.MORE NEWS: Local COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Start Opening For Kids As Young As 12
The U.S. Forest Service oversees the program. It has about 95 air resource advisers from various agencies but can’t always fill the requests to send them to wildfires.