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Health Advisory Issued due to Butte County Camp Fire Wildfire Smoke
November 14, 2018

Sutter County Health Department provides N95 respirators to Fire Departments for distribution.
All Sutter County Schools closed tomorrow, Friday, and will re-open after Thanksgiving.
List of locations to pick up free N95 respirators.

Sutter County Public Health is issuing a health advisory notice for all Sutter and Yuba County residents and schools due to the continued smoke and poor air quality from the Butte County Camp Fire. At the same time, the Sutter County Public Health Department and Yuba County Health Department are making N95 respirator masks available to those who cannot find them at commercial outlets. A complete list of known locations for distribution is below.

Sutter County Health Officer, Dr. Michael Kinnison, is recommending all outdoor gatherings and sporting events in and around Sutter County be cancelled until further notice. Sutter County Office of Education announced today all schools in Sutter County will be closed Thursday and Friday. Yuba City Unified School District schools will re-open after Thanksgiving.

The Sutter County Health Officer warned that smoke generated by the Camp Fire can pose significant risks to health.

While all persons may experience varying degrees of symptoms, more sensitive individuals, such as the young, aged and those with respiratory conditions are at greatest risk of experiencing more aggravated symptoms. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, coughing, watery and itchy eyes, and difficulty breathing. Persons experiencing questionable or severe symptoms should seek professional medical advice and treatment.

Any Sutter County residents may obtain a N95 respirator mask by going to the Sutter County Public Health Department at 1445 Veteran’s Memorial Circle, Yuba City. Hours of operation are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The Sutter County Public Health Department provided N95 respirator masks to fire departments within Sutter County to distribute. Here is a list of fire department locations where masks are available:

  • Sutter Fire Station, 2340 California Street, Sutter.
  • Live Oak Fire Station, 2745 Fir Street, Live Oak.
  • Oswald-Tudor Fire Department, 1280 Barry Road, Yuba City.
  • Yuba City Fire Administration Building, 824 Clark Avenue, Yuba City
  • Yuba City Fire Station No.1, 824 Clark Avenue
  • Yuba City Fire Station No.2, 1641 Gray Avenue
  • Yuba City Fire Station No.3, 795 Lincoln Road
  • Yuba City Fire Station No.4, 150 Ohleyer Road
  • Yuba City Fire Station No.7, 2855 Butte House Road

Any Yuba County resident may obtain a N95 respirator mask by going to the Yuba County Health and Human Services Department at 5730 Packard Avenue, suite 100, Marysville. Hours of operation are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Learn how to protect your lungs from wildfire smoke

County officials will continue to monitor air quality in Sutter County and provide updates on this advisory as needed. For current information about Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke: