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Knoll Fire

Unit Information

Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Springfield, OR 97477

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Incident Contact

McKenzie River Ranger District
Email: SM.FS.mf@usda.gov
Phone: 541-822-3381
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Smoke Outlook Report 8/14-8/15

Knoll Fire Wildfire
News – 8/14/2021

 Special Statement
 
A Smoke Air Quality Advisory remains in effect for eastern Lane County. Wildfires burning in the region combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels due to smoke at times through noon PDT Monday.

Fire
The Middle Fork Complex is comprised of the Kwis, Gales, and Ninemile fires. The Incident Management Team is also managing the Knoll fire. Total acres burned on Middle Fork Complex is 8,329 and is currently 2% contained. The Knoll fire remains at 544 acres.

Smoke Discussion
Today will mark the last day of poor ventilation across the forecast area with optimism of improving environmental conditions supporting healthier air into early next week. Similar conditions to yesterday's forecast can be expected the exception is the Willamette Valley, which should see improvements today. Eugene and Springfield can expect Good air quality this morning becoming Moderate around 11:00 am then returning to Good around 3:00 pm. Oakridge, Lowell, and McKenzie Bridge communities will see continued Unhealthy conditions with periods of Very Unhealthy midday. La Pine, Bend, and surrounding areas will see overall Unhealthy conditions today as smoke continues to accumulate east of the Cascades with limited mixing and dispersion.

Smoke Safety
Little relief from smoke is expected for a large portion of the forecast area. It is highly recommended to remain indoors over the next 24-36 hours.

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