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AEUS76 KMFR 151519  
AQAMFR  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
819 AM PDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
ORZ024-026>030-161200-  
EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY-JACKSON COUNTY-  
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-  
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-KLAMATH BASIN-  
NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GRANTS PASS, CAVE JUNCTION, MEDFORD,  
ASHLAND, CRATER LAKE, CRESCENT LAKE, DIAMOND LAKE, UNION CREEK,  
HOWARD PRAIRIE, SISKIYOU SUMMIT, ALTAMONT, KLAMATH FALLS, BEATTY,  
BLY, CHEMULT, CRESCENT, GILCHRIST, AND SPRAGUE RIVER  
819 AM PDT WED AUG 15 2018  
   
..AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT SATURDAY
 
 
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HAS ISSUED AN AIR  
POLLUTION ADVISORY...IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
 
WILDFIRES BURNING IN THE REGION WILL CAUSE AIR QUALITY LEVELS TO  
FLUCTUATE AND BE AT UNHEALTHY LEVELS. TODAY, PERIODS OF VERY  
UNHEALTHY TO HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY ARE EXPECTED. UNHEALTHY  
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY THURSDAY AND CONTINUING INTO THE WEEKEND WITH  
ONLY LIMITED OR BRIEF IMPROVEMENTS AT TIMES.  
 
POLLUTANTS IN SMOKE CAN CAUSE BURNING EYES...RUNNY NOSE...AGGRAVATE  
HEART AND LUNG DISEASES...AND AGGRAVATE OTHER SERIOUS HEALTH  
PROBLEMS.LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND KEEP CHILDREN INDOORS IF IT IS  
SMOKY. PLEASE FOLLOW MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU HAVE A HEART OR LUNG  
CONDITION.  
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE VISIT THE WEB SITE AT  
HTTP://WWW.OREGON.GOV/DEQ  
 

 
 
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