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Air Quality Advisories Extended to Almost All Oregon Counties

Only Coos and Curry counties have been spared air quality advisories throughout the entire state of Oregon as smoke from wildfires in Oregon, Washington, California and even British Columbia descends on the northwest.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 10:34 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2018 11:12 AM

SALEM, Ore. — Perhaps Southern Oregon attained dismal air quality readings "before it was cool," but the rest of the state has been quick to follow.

According to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), air quality advisories that have plagued Southern Oregon for weeks are now extended to Central and Eastern Oregon, and have also reached into the northeastern Oregon counties—affecting even Salem and Portland.

Above and beyond the wildfires of Southern and Central Oregon and California, smoke from fires as far north as Washington and British Columbia has moved in to blanket the state. Currently, air quality in both Seattle and Portland is just as poor as it is in Medford—reading at "Unhealthy" levels.

Right now, visiting the Southern Oregon coastal counties seems to be the only way to escape the smoke within the state. Brookings has "Moderate" air quality readings and Gold Beach remains "Good."

For regular updates on air quality where you are, check out our article here. You can also go to the DEQ's website for their latest readings here.

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Marion465894
Washington449760
Umatilla296241
Clackamas239861
Malheur161723
Lane118517
Jackson11395
Deschutes82512
Yamhill75713
Jefferson5298
Polk52915
Linn51913
Morrow4986
Lincoln48113
Union4462
Benton3106
Wasco2893
Klamath2802
Hood River2510
Douglas2274
Clatsop2040
Josephine1982
Columbia1651
Coos1560
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook520
Lake320
Curry310
Wallowa301
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant90
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

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Fresno28199382
Sacramento22183406
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Tulare15970263
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Placer356745
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Yolo279555
Santa Cruz23309
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Napa166913
San Benito134011
Yuba11537
El Dorado11094
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Shasta80617
Lassen7400
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Lake53911
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Amador29616
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Inyo18715
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Siskiyou1650
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Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
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Alpine20
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