Friday, August 9, 2019

Smoke forecast for southwest Oregon: Updated August 9

 SW Oregon Smoke Forecast

Smoke forecast outlooks are issued in areas where smoke from wildland fires may be of concern and Air Resource Advisors have been deployed. Outlooks are issued under the authority and auspices of the organization or incident requesting the Air Resource Advisor.

Find the most current smoke outlook from the US Forest Service here.

Friday, August 2, 2019

DEQ lifts air quality advisory for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, keeps in place for southern Douglas County

Aug. 2, 2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental lifted the air quality advisory for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath counties Friday, keeping it in place for southern Douglas County though the weekend.

Air quality improved dramatically in Rogue Valley late yesterday. But the area immediately around the fire—the Azalea and Glendale area—is still experiencing smoke impacts. Air quality monitors in this area are picking up smoke fluctuating between moderate to unhealthy levels.

The Grants Pass and Medford area may see some moderate smoke levels through the weekend, but air quality should generally be good.

Azalea-Glendale-Canyonville area residents may consider leaving the area for periods of time throughout the weekend. Air quality is generally good in surrounding areas.

Smoke conditions can change rapidly near wildfires, check current air quality conditions and advisories on DEQ’s Air Quality Index or by downloading the OregonAir app on a smartphone.

Media contact: Laura Gleim, DEQ public affairs specialist,, 541-633-2030