Klamath Falls Roofers Work in Smoke-Filled Air

Klamath Falls Roofers Work in Smoke-Filled Air

Posted: Wed Aug 15 17:20:17 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Aug 15 17:20:18 PDT 2018

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5." here's a live look a klamath falls. it's been smokiest areas this season since the klamathon fire started nearly six weeks ago. an thatunhealthy air quality doesn't look to be moving out of our region anytime soon. thanks for staying with us, i'm ashley hall. and i'y-llvosot andryanna says: "the owner of cummings roofing says the heat is always something that has to be factored in with this job. but with the smoky air and his copd, he's had to take a small step back." believe it or not, there's a mountain ridge here but it's hiding behind the smoke. it's been 41 days so far of smoke filled gray skies in klamath falls. and 41 days of c-o-p-d issues for cummings roofing owner mickey cummings. mickey says: "the heat is just something you have every year. the smoke makes it about twice as much." cummings says he can't escape the smoke since his job livelihood requires him to be outside. although he is the owner of the roofing company he says he's a part of the crew and he's outside with them. the crew. and his c-o-p-d symptoms have gotten worse. than normal. just things are different. i lose my voice more. my throat stays raw. but i don't have a lot of choice." he tells me he thought the slight sprinkle of rain that fell this morning would bring some relief. instead, he says it air quality seemed to have gotten worse. in klamath falls, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12. turning now to chief meteorologist matt hoffman in
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