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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

  • forest fire Oregon Smoke Information Blog 
  • mobile app mobile appDownload the free OregonAir mobile app for smartphones. Simply search for OregonAir in your app store.
  • aqi Air Quality Index: shows DEQ air quality monitoring stations throughout Oregon.
  • air now icon air now logo EPA's AirNow:  Shows air quality monitoring stations throughout the U.S.

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 webpage.

Wildfire smoke trends

DEQ's Wildfire Smoke Trends report summarizes wildfire season air quality trends over the past several decades. View raw data from the report here

Cleaning up after a wildfire

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