Smoke from the Pit 36 Fire in Estacada may bring unhealthy air to Portland and the Willamette Valley over the weekend
Oregon DEQ urges people to take health precautions over the weekend as smoke from the Pit 36 Fire in Estacada is expected to bring unhealthy air quality levels to Portland and the Willamette Valley. People with asthma and other respiratory conditions should protect themselves during periods of poor air quality.
Conduct a visual assessment: People can conduct a visual assessment of nearby smoke to quickly get a sense of air quality levels. Generally, if you can see up to 15 miles, the air quality is probably good. If you can see less than one mile, the air quality is very unhealthy and everyone should avoid outdoor activities. Refer to the descriptions below for more information based on how far you can see in various conditions: