Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:


The map above is not able to show all state air quality monitors. To see the whole set, go to the left column, under Hot Links
and click on DEQ Air Quality map which will bring up a map with many additional state monitors. Round icons represent permanent state air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).


Monday, September 22, 2014

36 Pit Fire Monday PM Update - Air Quality Report for 9/22/14

36 Pit Fire
Monday PM Update - Air Quality Report for 9/22/14
Smoldering fuels at the 36 Pit Fire are generating increased smoke close to the ground this afternoon in and around the Clackamas River Valley.  Overnight as the smoke drifts down the valley, air quality can be expected to degrade in Estacada, Springwater, Dodge and the surrounding communities.
36 Pit Fire Report (prepared by Mike Broughton/Janice Peterson, Air Resource Advisors)­­­­

Air Quality Outlook (Particulate Matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter)
Site
Monday
afternoon
Sept 22, 2014
Monday
night
Sept 22, 2014
Tuesday
Sept 23, 2014
Wednesday
Sept 24, 2014
Estacada, Springwater, Dodge
Good
Good becoming USG
USG  am
Good pm
USG am
Good
Hwy 26 Corridor
(Sandy to Rhododendron)
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Good
Molalla
Good
Good
Good
Good
Willamette Valley
Good
Good
Good
Good

AQI Index (µg/m3)
Potential Health Impacts
Actions to Protect Yourself
Good (0-12)
Air quality is satisfactory and poses little or no health risk.
None

Moderate (13-35)
Air quality is acceptable for most. There may be moderate health concern for a small number of sensitive people.
Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (36-55)
Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.
People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.  Everyone else should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy
(56-150)
Everyone may begin to experience more serious health effects.
The following groups should avoid all physical outdoor activity: People with heart or lung disease, children and older adults.  Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Very Unhealthy
(151-250)
Triggers a health alert, meaning everyone may experience more serious health effects
Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors.
For more information see the Oregon Smoke blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

Air Quality data can be viewed at: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx

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