Wildfires Cause Unhealthy Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Smoke from fires burning in Oregon and California caused hazy skies and smoke to linger in the Willamette Valley this weekend. While conditions stick around, public health officials urged people to stay inside away from the smoke. Air quality conditions throughout Lane County caused some to cough, sneeze, and wheeze as conditions … Continue reading »

Wildfires Threaten Local Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Fires burning in the state could affect air quality in Lane County. A shift in winds will increase the potential for smoke intrusions from the Douglas Complex and Whiskey wildfires into the Willamette Valley. Right now, the air quality in Eugene and Springfield area is good. But LRAPA predicts it could creep … Continue reading »

LRAPA Gives Possible Cause to Smelly Air

EUGENE, Ore. — Many residents in the Eugene area said they woke up to a bad stench in the air Tuesday morning and are wondering why. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says it’s difficult to detect the source of a smell. There are a number of factors that play into why you’d be smelling … Continue reading »