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Jackson County Declares 'Red Day,' Restricts Wood Stove Burning

The County has announced restrictions on wood stove burning due to stagnant air and worsening air quality in the area.

Posted: Nov 15, 2018 11:52 AM
Updated: Nov 15, 2018 4:32 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Effective immediately, Jackson County has announced a "Red Day" — putting restrictions in place on wood stove burning due to worsening air quality.

"The National Weather Service has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory, and monitors in the Medford area indicate that airborne particulate levels are reaching unhealthy levels," the County said in a statement.

These restrictions are expected to continue through the week, according to Jackson County.

However, the restrictions and guidelines aren't entirely clear-cut. The County provided the following information on "day" ratings:

GREEN - Particulate levels are low, good air mixing is predicted. Air quality is good.

YELLOW - A twenty-four hour period, beginning at 7:00 a.m., when the PM2.5 levels are forecast by the DEQ or the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services to be approaching unhealthy levels.

RED - A twenty-four hour period, beginning at 7:00 a.m., when PM2.5 levels are forecast by the DEQ or the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services to reach unhealthy levels.

On a Red Day, burning is allowed with "no visible smoke" for certified stoves only. No burning is allowed for non-certified stoves. The restrictions will continue until further notice, the County said.


CLICK HERE for more on the difference between certified and non-certified wood stoves.


"You may be eligible for an exemption from the wood burning restrictions if you meet certain requirements. Only one type of exemption is issued for each household. The exemption must be renewed every year,"

Residents without any other means of heating or with certain other special needs may be eligible for an exemption from the County. You can find out more on the County website here:

"You may be eligible for an exemption from the wood burning restrictions if you meet certain requirements. Only one type of exemption is issued for each household. The exemption must be renewed every year."

You can call 541-776-9000 to hear the daily wood stove advisory (updated every morning) or go to www.jacksoncounty.org.

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