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Knoll Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

McKenzie River Ranger District
Phone: 541-822-3381
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Smoke Outlook Report 8/16 - 8/17

Knoll Fire Wildfire
News – 8/16/2021

 Special Statement
With improved air quality the next several days, take advantage of the opportunity. Open windows in your home to clear out stagnant recycled air. Get those outdoor tasks and activities accomplished. Check air conditioning filters and change if necessary.

The Middle Fork Complex is comprised of the Kwis, Gales, and Ninemile fires. The Incident Management Team is also managing the Knoll fire which will be turned back over to the local unit today. The Middle Fork Complex is currently 9,253 acres and is 7% contained. The Knoll fire remains at 544 acres and is now 50% contained.

Smoke Discussion

Today good ventilation and increasing west winds will support continued clearing of smoke. West of the Cascades air quality will improve early in the day. Forecast areas to the east will lag behind as smoke pushes from the southern Willamette Valley over the Cascades. Eugene is expected to have Good air quality moving into the middle part of the week. Hazy skies will be observed from Springfield along the McKenzie River Highway and from Lowell to Oakridge along highway 58, but clearing in the afternoon. Lowell, McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, and surrounding communities will see drastically improved air quality conditions and clean air is expected to persist for the next several days. Smoky conditions from La Pine to Bend will be present into the early afternoon but gradual improvement is expected throughout the evening and into Tuesday.

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