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Smoke Report for August 11, 2017

Incident: Spruce Lake Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/11/2017


Smoke Outlook for August 11, 2017


Smoke

Blanket Creek Fire – Although smoke continues to linger in areas nearest to the fires, it can be expected to move towards the northeast in the afternoon. Greatest impacts remain local and the Air Quality Alert remains in effect until 11pm tonight for areas in northeast Jackson County, southeast Douglas County, and western Klamath County. Air quality will be ‘moderate’ in the area today. New starts and increased fire activity have the potential to increase smoke output.

Spruce Lake Fire – Tourists at Crater Lake National Park will be able to view and smell smoke. Visitors should check for road closures and other announcements ahead of time. Visitors can check https://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for updates.

Fire

Blanket Creek Fire – Minimal fire spread is expected. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 2pm to 11pm tonight due to potential lightning in the area.

Spruce Lake Fire – Minimal fire spread and a loss of intensity are expected as the fire moves southeast toward old burn scars and patchy fuel areas.



Sites with air quality monitors

Site

Yesterday

Today

Tomorrow

Notes for today’s forecast

Shady Cove

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate

Medford

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate

Ashland

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate

Chiloquin

Good

Good

Good

Periods of moderate, overall good

Prospect

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate

Crater Lake NP (visitor center)

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Periods of good, possibly USG, overall moderate

Unit Information

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Crater Lake National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604
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