smoke

Tips to prepare for wildfire smoke season

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County Health and Human Services is encouraging you not to wait to prepare for fire season. Protecting yourself from wildfire smoke is especially important for the health of children, older adults, pregnant women and those with chronic …

Sen. Merkley introduces package of smoke bills

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduced a package of smoke bills Wednesday. He says the four new pieces of legislation are backed by Oregon Senior Senator Ron Wyden. They are hoping it will get bipartisan backing from other states affected …

New wildfires spark in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas Forest Protective Association says the Tiller Trail Highway Fire is burning 7 miles southeast of Tiller. That’s near Drew. At last estimate, they say it’s 30 acres in size. Until nightfall, the agency says helicopters buzzed …

OSF has a backup plan for smoke this year

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is making plans in the event smoke causes issues once again. Since the smoky summers started, OSF had to decide between cancelling a show and sticking it out. But this year, they say they have …