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DEQ Wildfire Response

wildfires smokeWildfire affects air, land and water throughout Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality monitors air quality and issues advisories when wildfire smoke degrades air. DEQ also regulates land and water quality during the cleaning up and rebuilding that may follow a wildfire.

Smoke levels near you

Wildfire smoke and your health

Smoke contains very small particles of harmful air pollution known as particulate matter, or PM2.5. These particles are less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter—about 30 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Learn about how to protect yourself and your family at the Oregon Health Authority's Wildfires and Smoke web page.

Wildfire smoke trends

Cleaning up after a wildfire