Metro Air Quality Alert In Effect Due to Wildfire Smoke

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties, in effect until further notice.

The Rum Creek Wildfire burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy levels. Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather.

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 people. Protect yourself and your family when smoke levels are high: Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed.

If its too hot, run air conditioning on recirculate or consider moving to a cooler location. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity. Use a high efficiency particulate air filter in indoor ventilation systems or portable air purifiers.

Be aware of smoke in your area and avoid places with the highest levels

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