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Air quality improves around Oregon with fall rain

Air quality monitors around Oregon are showing improved air quality after the arrival of the first fall storm. Recent rain helped clear smoky skies around the state. ** Información en español ** The change in weather brought relief to Oakridge and Westfir, cities in eastern Lane County nestled in the Cascades. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency lifted an air quality advisory for eastern Lane County on Monday following 37 days of air quality at or above USG, or "unhealthy for sensitive groups," in Oakridge and Westfir. Since September 1, smoke regularly sullied the air in the neighboring mountain towns. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality also lifted an air quality advisory on Monday for Deschutes County. Smoke from the Cedar Creek Fire , burning between Oakridge and Waldo Lake, prompted the air quality advisories and many other advisories over the past couple of months.  Wet weather cloaks the forest east of Oakridge on Oct. 24, 2022, as seen from a webcam o

Oregon Smoke Outlook

  Find the latest smoke outlooks for Oregon. These outlooks estimate the air quality at different times of day, showing when the smoke might be better or worse in those areas.  Outlooks are updated daily at the links below:  Central Oregon and Lane County   - Cedar Creek Fire  Smoke outlooks are produced by the  U.S. Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program .

Air quality advisory for Deschutes, eastern Lane counties [Aviso sobre la calidad del aire]

  ** Información en español **   QUICK FACTS Location: Deschutes and eastern Lane counties End date: Monday, Oct. 24 Smoke source: Cedar Creek fire The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is keeping Deschutes County and eastern Lane County under an air quality advisory through the weekend due to smoke from the Cedar Creek fire near Oakridge. All other parts of the state are expected to see relief from smoke at least through the weekend due to changing weather conditions. The Portland metro area and the upper Willamette Valley counties have been removed from the advisory. However, residents might see intermittent smoke from fires in Washington and the Cedar Creek fire. 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 r