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Air quality advisory for Klamath, Lake, Deschutes and Wallowa counties [Aviso sobre la calidad del aire]



Location: Klamath, Lake, Deschutes, Wallowa

End date: Until further notice

Smoke source: Multiple fires

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Saturday for Klamath, Lake, Deschutes and Wallow counties, due to smoke from multiple fires, including Cedar Creek and Rum Creek fires.

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DEQ also expects intermittent moderate to unhealthy smoke in Central and Northeastern Oregon through at least Tuesday due to localized impacts from nearby fires. This includes, Baker, eastern Grant, eastern Lane, Malheur, northern Harney and southern Douglas counties.

 The smoke advisory for Josephine, Jackson and Curry counties remains in effect.

Check Oregon’s daily smoke outlooks to see what times of day smoke might be better or worse in Southwest, Eastern and Central Oregon.

 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 include infants and young children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and pregnant people.

 Protect yourself and your family when smoke levels are high:

 Cloth, dust and surgical masks don’t protect from the harmful particles in smoke. N95 or P100 respirators approved by NIOSH may offer protection, but they must be properly selected and worn. Select a NIOSH-approved respirator with a N, R or P alongside the number 95, 99 or 100. Learn how to put on and use a respirator. Respirators won’t work for children as they don’t come in children’s sizes. People with heart or lung conditions should consult their health care provider before wearing a respirator.

 Additional resources:

·        Find a cleaner air space in your area: Visit and search for “Wildfire Related Clean Air Shelters.” Or call 211 any time or day.

·         Learn more about protecting your health during wildfires

 Media contacts:

·         Harry Esteve,, 503-951-3856

·         Local and Tribal contacts