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Deception Fire - Air Quality Report & Outlook for Wednesday 9/24/14

Deception Fire

Air Quality Report & Outlook for Wednesday 9/24/14
Clean air dominated on Tuesday night.  Air quality in the Westfir/Deception Creek and Oakridge area had readings in the “GOOD” range.
Tuesday, the Westfir/Deception Creek and Oakridge monitors had readings in the “GOOD” range.  Most of the smoke stayed above ground level though occasionally, one could smell smoke in both communities.
Today’s rain, which started in the early morning hours, will mitigate fire behavior and less smoke will be produced. The air quality is expected to be GOOD” today , tonight and tomorrow.

Smoke is still being produced on the fire from the smoldering of large logs, stumps and organic material on the forest floor.  But the rain will assist in the continued mop-up efforts on the fire.
Smoke forecasts are dependent on predicted fire growth and weather.   If conditions change unexpectedly, impacts could occur.

Deception Smoke Report (prepared by Claudia Standish, Air Resource Advisor)­­­­­
Air Quality Forecast for Wednesday, 9.24.2014
 (Particulate Matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter)

Wednesday Morning
Sept. 24, 2014
Wednesday Afternoon
Sept. 24, 2014
Wednesday Evening
Sept. 24, 2014


&  Deception Creek Drainage

AQI Index (µg/m3)
Potential Health Impacts
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good (0-12)
Air quality is satisfactory and poses little or no health risk.

Moderate (13-35)
Air quality is acceptable for most. There may be moderate health concern for a small number of sensitive people.
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
For more information see the Oregon Smoke blog:
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