UPDATE: Air quality downgraded, burn restrictions continue

Air quality monitoring camera photo via Mesa County Public Health.

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- UPDATE: Friday the health department said air quality has changed from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Older adults, children and those with heart or lung conditions shouldn't stay outside too long.

Original story:Burn restrictions are still in effect Thursday for the Grand Valley.

Mesa County Public Health issued the alert earlier this week, when air quality changed to the moderate category.

All agricultural burns are banned right now. If your wood stove is not approved by the EPA, you should not use it.

This is in place until further notice, as conditions aren’t expected to immediately improve.