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Air quality advisory for Northeastern Oregon, Central Columbia River Gorge and Lane County

QUICK FACTS Location : Wallowa, Baker, Union, Umatilla counties and parts of Morrow, Sherman, Gilliam, Wasco and Lane counties. End date : Thursday, Aug. 5 evening. Smoke sources : Fires in Washington, Canada and Idaho are affecting Northeastern Oregon and the Central Columbia River Gorge. The Middle Fork Complex and other fires near Oakridge are affecting Lane County. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Monday for Northeastern Oregon and the Central Columbia River Gorge due to smoke from fires in Washington, Idaho and Canada. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency also issued an advisory Monday for Eastern Lane County due to smoke from fires near Oakridge. ** Información en español ** Counties under advisory include Wallowa, Baker, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Sherman, Gilliam, Wasco and Lane counties. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until Thursday evening. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in these areas. Heal

Oregon smoke outlooks

   Find the latest smoke outlooks for Oregon from the US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program . Outlooks are updated daily at the links below. South Central Oregon  (Bootleg Fire) Northeast Oregon   (Elbow Creek Fire)

Smoke in Oakridge area

A new complex of fires is bringing smoke to the Oakridge area. Air quality is fluctuating between moderate and unhealthy due to smoke from the Middle Fork Complex about nine miles north of Oakridge. How long the smoke will last depends on weather and fire activity. Visit OakridgeAir.org to see local updates or sign up for real-time alerts by texting "OakridgeAir" to 313131. DEQ, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and other partners will continue to monitor smoke in the area. Air quality conditions can change rapidly. Check current conditions on the Oregon Smoke Blog, DEQ’s Air Quality Index or by downloading the free OregonAir app for your smartphone. Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. People most at risk include infants and young children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and pregnant women. Protect yourself and your family when smoke levels are high: Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed. Avoid strenuo