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Smoke impacts expected overnight in eastern Lane County including the Eugene/Springfield area


Wildfire smoke will reduce air quality Tuesday and Wednesday morning in eastern Lane County, including Oakridge and the Eugene/Springfield area, according to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency.

 In Eugene and Springfield, morning air quality may degrade to unhealthy for sensitive groups on the Air Quality Index. Sensitive groups include children, people over 65, pregnant women and people with heart disease or respiratory conditions. In Oakridge, air quality may degrade to unhealthy on the Air Quality Index.

Smoke from multiple wildfires is affecting air quality in many parts of Oregon. Air quality advisories remain in effect for the following counties until further notice: Klamath, Josephine, Jackson, Curry, Lake, Deschutes and Wallowa.

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