Smoke From Oregon Fires Creeps Into Willamette Valley
The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, or LRAPA, says some smoke from fires in Warm Springs and Klamath Falls has made it to the Willamette Valley. Parts of the Eugene/ Springfield area are reporting “moderate” air quality.
The S-503 fire in Warm Springs had grown to 6,200 acres as of Monday morning. It’s the largest fire in Oregon currently. And the Cutoff Fire burning east of Klamath Falls is about 1,500 acres.
Fire officials are concerned about a red flag warning for southern Oregon due to thunderstorms forecast for Tuesday. The National Weather Service says that will affect Medford, Ashland, and parts of Northern California.
LRAPA advises checking a new website fire.airnow.govfor the latest air quality information.
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