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Smoketember: Central Oregon air quality among world’s worst Monday

Smoketember: Central Oregon air quality among world’s worst Monday

Central Oregon ODOT smoke Sept. 12

Heavy wildfire smoke rolled into Central Oregon Monday, moving much of the region into the hazardous air quality territory. It ranked Central Oregon among the worst air quality levels in the world.

These were the air quality levels in Central Oregon cities as of 10:00 a.m. Monday. An Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 50 or below represents good air quality, while an AQI value over 300 represents hazardous. air quality.

  • La Pine and Sunriver: 455 AQI (Hazardous)
  • Bend: 326 AQI (Hazardous)
  • Redmond: 326 AQI (Hazardous)
  • Madras: 111 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)
  • Sisters: 109 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)
  • Prineville: 108 AQI (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

RELATED: Cedar Creek Fire growth slows dramatically; Some evacuation levels lowered

The World Air Quality Index project map at 10:15 a.m. Monday showed that Central Oregon was listed among the worst air quality levels on the planet. The maroon 371 marker you see listed on the map is for Bend.

But what if you live in an area that doesn’t have an Air Quality Index monitor? Central Oregon Fire Information has these tips says you should use the 5-3-1 visibility index as a guide.

 
 

 

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