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Wood Stove Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — The weather has led to Jackson and Klamath County residents being asked to stop using wood stoves.

Officials said the airborne particulate levels in the area are at unhealthy levels. To prevent worsening the air quality, anyone using a wood stove to heat their home must follow a strict guideline.

“Newer wood stoves do a good job of completely burning the material. So, not much particulate matter or pollution in that respect is actually getting out in the environment,” Division Manager Jackson Baures.

Officials say the wood stove restriction will likely continue throughout this weekend.

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  1. Mary says:

    I would like to know what is accepted to burn when your only source of heat is wood? If I only use space heaters, my house might get to 62 degrees if I’m lucky. My house was built in the 1950’s and I do have a wall heater that if used it will get as high as 58 degrees. How am I suppose to survive without wood heat?

  2. candy says:

    Mary, if we’re lucky we get our home to 58-62 degrees with wood heat.
    I don’t think you’re at risk for not surviving.

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