DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Officials with the Douglas County Health Department say the Douglas Complex fires have led to the air in the area to be considered 'Very Unhealthy.'
Officials say that air quality levels range from Good to Hazardous. Smoke concentrations in the Douglas Complex Fire area have been measured at a level considered Very Unhealthy, which is one step above Hazardous.
Officials want to remind people to restrict any outdoor activity during times when smoke concentrations are high.
People with any of the following symptoms should contact their health care provider:
- Repeated coughing
- Light headedness
- Chest tightness or pain
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty breathing
- Unusual fatigue
The health department says people with heart disease or lung conditions should follow the advice of their health care provider about prevention and treatment of symptoms.
Authorities are providing free respirator masks at two locations:
Glenway Store, Molly Street, Glendale
Glendale City Hall, 124 3rd Street, Glendale
The public is advised to monitor smoke concentrations and to avoid outdoor activity when smoke concentrations are unhealthy. Information about air quality is available online at http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ or by calling toll-free 1-888-459-3830 for a recorded message.