Air quality in Hoopa Valley continues to be poor as a result of the Mill Creek 1 Fire. Air quality measurements measured Unhealthy (Red) to very Unhealthy (purple). These levels affect not only smoke sensitive people but also the rest of the population. Unhealthy or worse air quality is expected to continue until the Mill Creek 1 Fire stops actively growing. With fire operations happening on Highway 96 the decision was made to scrap plans to use a pilot vehicle on Highway 96 to assist the public through the fire at noon today. They’ll re-evaluate to determine if the scheduled 7pm piloting effort will happen.