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LRAPA extends air quality advisory for eastern Lane County due to wildfire smoke

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has extended an air quality advisory for eastern Lane County until further notice due to smoke from the Cedar Creek fire. The fire will continue to negatively affect air quality in Oakridge and Westfir because of their vicinity to the fire. In Oakridge, air quality is likely to vary between “unhealthy for sensitive groups” to “hazardous” on the Air Quality Index. Young children, older adults, and people with heart or lung problems are especially vulnerable. With school back in session, it is important to consider public health guidance for school outdoor activities when scheduling time outdoors for children. The southern Willamette Valley, including Eugene and Springfield will see “moderate” to “good” air quality. LRAPA recommends Oakridge and Westfir residents close their doors and windows and run an air purifier to protect indoor air quality. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality also expects intermittent smoke in northern Kla

Oregon Smoke Outlook

  Find the latest smoke outlooks for Oregon. 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:  Central Oregon and Lane County   - Cedar Creek Fire  Smoke outlooks are produced by the  U.S. Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program .

LRAPA extends an air quality advisory for eastern Lane County through Friday morning

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has extended an air quality advisory for eastern Lane County through Friday morning due to smoke from the Cedar Creek fire. In Oakridge, air quality is likely to remain in “unhealthy” to “very unhealthy” on the Air Quality Index. Young children, the elderly, and people with heart or lung problems are especially vulnerable. With school back in session, it is important to consider public health guidance for school outdoor activities when scheduling time outdoors for children. The southern Willamette Valley, including Eugene and Springfield will see “moderate” to “good” air quality. LRAPA recommends Oakridge and Westfir residents close their doors and windows and run an air purifier to protect indoor air quality. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality also expects intermittent smoke in northern Klamath County through Wednesday. Air quality in Deschutes and Lake counties will likely remain good to moderate for next several days.