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Air quality advisory for central and southern Oregon, and Mt. Hood area


  • Location: Eastern Clackamas, western Crook, Deschutes, eastern Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, northern Klamath and eastern Lane counties.
  • End date: Tuesday, August 29
  • Smoke source: Fires in Oregon and northern California

** Información en español **

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency issued an air quality advisory Sunday for central and southern Oregon, and Mt. Hood area due to smoke from fires in Oregon and northern California.

The agencies expect the air quality advisory to last until at least Tuesday afternoon. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area.

The agencies expect intermittent smoke in Hood River, southern Klamath, northern Lake, Marion and Wasco counties.

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.

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Firefighters after a shift. Bedrock Fire. Photo credit: InciWeb.