Minimal fire behavior is expected. Internal pockets of unburnt fuels
and dense understory will continue to smolder until incoming
weather brings rain starting this afternoon. Rainfall will prevent any
additional smoldering and will keep fire activity at a minium.
Smoke levels will remain elevated within the interior of the fires and
around active fire parameters for the remainder of Wednesday.
Areas deep within fire parameters, such as Detroit Lake, will remain
the most impacted by smoke due to proximity. Rain showers are
expected to arrive mid-day and will dampen any remaining smoke.
The entire Willamette Valley will see Good air quality. Winds ahead
of the incoming low-pressure system will increase mixing and
rainfall will scour out any remaining smoke. Low smoke impacts are
expected. Rainfall over the next three days will prevent any
additional build-up of smoke across the region. This will keep
things clean through the remainder of the week.
As property owners return to evacuated sites, here are some basic
things to know about ash to fully protect yourself, your family, and
your pets: oregon.gov wildfire. Stay safe and check current air
quality conditions at Smoke and Fire Map