The map above is not able to show all state air quality monitors. To see the whole set, go to the Air Quality Now tab below and click on DEQ's Air Quality Index 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).
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Sunday June 6, 2014 - Kipuka Fire - Deschutes County
Good news. The Kipuka Fire is just about over and no longer a threat to air quality. A walk along the fire perimeter yesterday revealed only very light smoke being emitted from smoldering tree stumps and downed logs, perhaps only 10 of these per acre, as illustrated in the pictures below.
Air quality in Bend remained in the "good" category throughout the duration of this fire, as illustrated in the graph below.
Given the short duration of this fire, the relatively little amount of smoke, the air quality monitor that was to be installed in Sunriver to monitor smoke was not installed. This is the last entry on this smoke blog for the Kipuka Fire.