Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:

The map above shows active fires and air quality monitors around the state. Round icons represent permanent air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).

Because You Asked

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive during wildfire season. If you have an idea for a future "Because You Asked" post or an idea for the list below leave us a comment. 

You'll find other resources under our Smoke and Health tab above that provide information on how air quality can affect your family's health. For air quality conditions and forecasting tools check out the above map and the Air Quality Now and Air Quality Forecasting tab. For information on fires check out the links of the Fire Information page. Finally, check out our Local Contacts tab for resources where you live.

How can I keep indoor air clean during wildfires?

When there is heavy smoke outside, one of the best things you can do is get out of the smoke. If you can’t leave the area until air quality gets better, this often means going indoors. There are a few things you can do keep your indoor air as clean as possible. More...

Are masks effective during wildfires?
The most effective ways people can protect themselves is to limit exposure. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering a mask. More....

What should I do when I'm driving to curb my wildfire smoke exposure?
See guidance on what to do when your traveling. More...

How can I clear my home when smoke finally clears?
If air quality does improve in your area here are some things to do while you have the chance... More...

Where can I find the latest forecasts?
For the latest air quality advisories visit the National Weather Service and click on watches, alerts and advisories for your area. Or sign up to receive advisories from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Why is that one monitor on the Air Quality Index green?
When air quality in the Rogue Valley is unhealthy, we tend to hear the following question a lot: Why is that one monitor green? There is a simple reason the monitors are different colors. They're measuring different pollutants. More...

The OregonAir app allows users to view current air quality conditions on their smart phones.

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