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.