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Intermittent smoke possible in parts of southeastern Oregon due smoke from Idaho wildfires

  Wind will likely bring intermittent wildfire smoke into parts of southeastern Oregon, including Ontario, due to wildfires in neighboring Idaho. Our team will be monitoring conditions and posting updates as needed in the coming days. Air quality conditions can change rapidly. Check current conditions on the Oregon Smoke Blog,  DEQ’s Air Quality Index   or by downloading the free OregonAir app for your smartphone. Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. People most at risk include infants and young children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and pregnant women. Protect yourself and your family when smoke levels are high: Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in indoor ventilation systems or portable air purifies. Or  create your own air purifying filter by following these instructions . Be aware of

Oregon Smoke Outlooks

  Find the latest smoke outlooks for Oregon from the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program . Outlooks are updated daily at the links below. Northern California, Ashland, Medford Klamath Basin  (Cave Junction) Central Oregon These forecasts estimate the air conditions at what times of the day the smoke might be better or worse in those areas.

Air quality advisory for Southern Josephine County

  QUICK FACTS Location: Southern Josephine County End date: Tuesday, Aug. 9 Smoke source: Wildfires in Northern California The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Monday through Tuesday for Southern Josephine County, including Cave Junction, due to smoke from wildfires in Northern California . ** Información en español ** DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last at least through Tuesday. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. Parts of Oregon close to active wildfires may also be impacted intermittently by smoke this week, such as Oakridge in eastern Lane County due to fires in the central Cascades. Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather. Check current conditions on the Oregon Smoke Information Blog , DEQ’s Air Quality Index , or by downloading the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone. Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. People most at risk in