The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and state and local health officials urge residents throughout much of Oregon to take health precautions from smoke caused by dozens of wildfires burning in and around the state.
Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive populations in southwest Oregon, including Medford, Ashland and Shady Cove; in central Oregon, including Redmond and Sisters; in Eastern Oregon, including Ontario; in northeastern Oregon, including Baker City, La Grande and Pendleton. Smoke is also expected to accumulate to unhealthy levels in the Columbia Gorge over the next couple of days.
To read the full news release, click on the link below.
A temporary air quality monitor has been installed in Ashland to monitor local air quality levels with hourly an daily average data available.
To view the local air quality monitoring data, go to www.ashland.or.us/AQ