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Smoke Outlook: Northern Sierra

Find the latest smoke outlooks for the Northern Sierra from the  U.S. Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program . The Northern Sierra includes parts of Southern Oregon in Klamath and Jackson Counties. Outlooks are updated daily at the links below. Northern Sierra

DEQ issues air quality advisory for Klamath County

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory for Klamath County due to smoke from wildfires in Northern California. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Friday, July 31. DEQ will continue to monitor smoke in this area. Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather. Check current conditions on DEQ’s AirQuality Index or by downloading the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone. The air quality monitor in Klamath Falls showed unhealthy, or red, air quality this morning, and the monitor in Chiloquin showed air quality that was unhealthy for sensitive groups, or orange. Smoke can irritate people’s eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. Young children, adults over 65, pregnant women, and people with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory conditions are most at risk. Protect your health when smoke levels are high: Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Be aware

Smoke in La Pine from Rosland Road Fire

Photo Credit: Central Oregon Fire A fire started around 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 near Rosland Road, four miles northeast of La Pine. According to updates provided by Central Oregon Fire, the fire is 30 percent contained as of Sunday, July 19. Follow Central Oregon Fire's progress in fighting the fire on their website or Twitter . DEQ is continuing to monitor air quality in the surrounding area. The air quality monitor in La Pine is currently indicating Yellow, or moderate, meaning unhealthy for extremely sensitive groups. This smoke is anticipated to clear out by this evening. You can monitor air quality in your area by going to DEQ's Air Quality Index .