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Update: Air quality advisory issued for Jackson and Josephine Counties

  QUICK FACTS Location:  Jackson and Josephine Counties End date:  Sunday evening Smoke source:  Anvil Fire The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Saturday for Jackson and Josephine Counties due to smoke from the Anvil Fire near Port Orford. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until Sunday evening. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. DEQ also expects intermittent smoke  in  other parts of southern Oregon until Sunday afternoon, including central Douglas County, and southern Josephine, Jackson, and Klamath counties.  Check the  Wildfire Smoke Forecast Outlooks  to see what times of day smoke might be better or worse in these areas.   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 conditi

Air quality advisory extended for Curry County, intermittent smoke expected in other parts of Southern Oregon

QUICK FACTS Location: Western Curry County End date: Saturday evening Smoke source: Anvil Fire The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality extended an air quality advisory Friday for western Curry County due to smoke from the Anvil Fire near Port Orford. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until Saturday evening. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. DEQ also expects intermittent smoke in other parts of Southern Oregon until Sunday afternoon, including central Douglas County, and southern Coos, Josephine, Jackson and Klamath counties. Check the Wildfire Smoke Forecast Outlooks to see what times of day smoke might be better or worse in these areas. 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 r

Update: Air quality advisory lifted for parts of Central Oregon and Southern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality lifted an air quality advisory Wednesday for western Crook, southern Curry, Deschutes, and southern Josephine counties due to improved smoke conditions and a favorable weather forecast. An air quality advisory remains in effect for northern portions of Curry County, in particular the Gold Beach area, due to smoke from the Anvil Fire. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Thursday night. ** Información en español ** Where DEQ lifted the advisory, now is a good time to open windows and doors to air out homes and businesses. Also, check the filter in your heating, ventilation and cooling systems (HVAC) or portable air purifiers to see if the filter is dirty and needs to be changed. Replace with HEPA filter or a filter with a MERV-13 rating or higher. Media contacts: Dylan Darling, 541-600-6119, dylan.darling@deq.oregon.gov Local and Tribal contacts ###

Air quality advisory for parts of Central Oregon and Southern Oregon

QUICK FACTS Location: Western Crook, Curry, Deschutes, and Southern Josephine counties End date: Wednesday night Smoke source: Anvil, Smith River Complex, Bedrock and Lookout fires ** Información en español ** The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality extended an air quality advisory Monday for Western Crook, Curry, Deschutes, and Southern Josephine counties due to smoke from the Anvil, Smith River Complex, Bedrock and Lookout fires. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Wednesday night. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. DEQ also expects intermittent smoke in Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Northern Klamath, Northern Lake, and Harney 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

UPDATE: Crook and Deschutes counties added to air quality advisory

  Air quality advisory for Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Jackson and Josephine counties   Date : Sept. 17, 2023 UPDATE: Deschutes, Crook counties added to air quality advisory through Sunday night [Aviso sobre la calidad del aire] QUICK FACTS Location: Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Jackson and Josephine counties End date: Through Sunday night, Sept. 17 Smoke source: Anvil, Smith River Complex, Bedrock and Lookout fires   ** Información en español **   The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Friday morning for Curry and Josephine counties due to smoke from the Anvil and Smith River Complex fires. Crook and Deschutes counties have been added to the advisory. The advisory lasts through Sunday night. DEQ also expects other areas of south and central Oregon may see intermittent smoke from ongoing large wildfires. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather.

UPDATE: Jackson County added to air quality advisory

  QUICK FACTS Location: Curry, Jackson and Josephine counties End date: Through Sunday evening, Sept. 17 Smoke source: Anvil and Smith River Complex fires   ** Información en español **   The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Friday morning for Curry and Josephine counties due to smoke from the Anvil and Smith River Complex fires. Jackson County has been added to the advisory. The advisory lasts through Sunday night.   DEQ also expects other areas of the state may see intermittent smoke from ongoing large wildfires. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. [GL*D1]     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 youn

Air quality advisory for Curry and Josephine counties through Sunday night [Aviso sobre la calidad del aire]

  QUICK FACTS Location: Curry and Josephine counties End date: Through Sunday evening, September 17 Smoke source: Anvil and Smith River Complex fires The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Friday morning for Curry and Josephine counties due to smoke from the Anvil and Smith River Complex fires. The advisory lasts through Sunday night. DEQ also expects intermittent smoke in Jackson county, while other areas of the state may see intermittent smoke from ongoing large wildfires. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area.   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.  

Current Smoke Outlooks

Find the latest smoke outlooks for Oregon below. These outlooks estimate the air quality at different times of day, showing when the smoke might be better or worse in those areas. Outlooks are updated daily at the links below: North-Central Oregon - Camp Creek Fire West-Central Oregon - Bedrock and Lookout Fire Umpqua/Southwest Oregon - Tyee Ridge, Chilcook, Ridge, and Grizzly Fires Southwest/South-Central Oregon - Smith River Complex Smoke outlooks are produced by the U.S. Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program . 

Air quality advisory for Douglas County near Interstate 5

QUICK FACTS Location: Douglas County near Interstate 5 End date: Monday evening, Sept. 5, 2023 Smoke source: Fires in Oregon   ** Información en español ** The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Saturday for Douglas County near Interstate-5 due to smoke from the Tyee Ridge Complex . DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Monday night, Sept. 5. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. DEQ expects intermittent smoke near current fires: Camp Creek fire, near Sandy. Lookout fire, near Blue River. Bedrock fire, near Lowell. Tyee Ridge Complex, near Sutherlin.   Smith River Complex, in northern California south of Cave Junction. 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