Air Quality Warning For Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Barry Point Fire near Lakeview is 100% contained, but smoke from that fire, the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California and others is filtering into the Klamath Basin.

At times, it’s putting the air quality into the unhealthy for everyone category. In Klamath Falls, public health officials are urging Klamath County residents to take precautions.

Precautions include: reducing the amount of time spent outdoors, avoiding strenuous outdoor activity, reduce other sources of indoor air pollution; even cooking and vacuuming can greatly increase the particle levels in a home, which can be especially dangerous when wildfire smoke is present.

They say do not rely on dust masks for protection. An N95 mask worn properly will offer some protection.