Smoke from wildfires is continuing to cause poor air quality in parts of Southern and Central Oregon.
According to the state Department of Environmental Quality, there’s enough smoke in the air in Klamath Falls to be considered unhealthy. In Enterprise, Lakeview, and Prineville the DEQ’s Air Quality Index ranks pollution levels as “moderate”.
William Knight is a spokesman for the DEQ. He’s urging people to stay indoors when it’s smoky outside.
He says wildfire smoke is known to contain a host of cancer-causing agents that that can become lodged deep in the lungs if inhaled.