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Smoke from Estacada 36 Pit Fire blankets Sandy

Air Resource Adviser says moderate quality Sept. 17

Sandy has seemed especially hazy today as smoke from the Estacada 36 Pit Fire blows our way by recent winds.

According to oregonsmoke.blogspot.com, a site contributed to by Mike Broughton, air resource advisor for the 36 Pit Fire, air condition around the Highway 26 corridor from Sandy to Rhododendron will remain “moderate” throughout the afternoon and evening Wednesday, Sept. 17.

In an air quality report for Wednesday, prepared by Broughton, a moderate ranking means that air quality is acceptable for most, but there may be health concern for a small number of sensitive people.

“Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion,” advises the report.

The report states that air quality should return to a good rating Thursday, Sept. 18, and Friday, Sept. 19.

Visit oregonsmoke.blogspot.com for regular updates on smoke and air quality.

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