wildfire smoke

Brian Bull / KLCC

Air quality indexes range from “unhealthy” to “hazardous” across the region, as wildfires continue to burn. And homeless people remain limited in options.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Wildfire smoke has made the air dangerous to breathe across the Eugene-Springfield area.  But there is relief later in the week.

Andy Nelson / Register-Guard / pool

For people living in the vicinity of the Holiday Farm Fire, the past week has been filled with fear and anxiety as evacuation orders quickly ramped up or changed. And at one point there were concerns the fast-moving blaze could reach Springfield or even Eugene.

Anni Katz

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued air quality advisories for more areas Monday due to strong, gusty winds pushing wildfire smoke into the region.  And the Lane Regional Protection Agency says some areas may experience "Unhealthy" or "Very Unhealthy" air quality.

Karen Richards

Prescribed fire is one of the best tools to help prevent major blazes and help restore forest health. And many say we need more prescribed fire, not less. New smoke management rules in Oregon are aimed at changing that. KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with OPB's Jes Burns about how the new rules are shifting the dynamic.