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Posted on: September 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] McKenzie Fire and Local Air Quality Updates

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(Posted Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m.)

Central Lane 911 has been receiving many calls regarding the smoke in the Eugene and surrounding region. Please do not call 911 about the smoke unless you see a specific source of a fire or smoke.

McKenzie Fire Updates and Evacuation Notices

Fire Safety Messages

  • Avoid the area: Do not approach the area as fire crews are working to respond. Unnecessary traffic can cause delays and confusion during the response. Respect any road closures.
  • Follow the evacuation notices: If you are under an evacuation notice, please comply with requests made for Level 1 (Be Ready), Level 2 (Be Set) and Level 3 (Go Now).  

Air Quality Updates and Information

Smoke Safety Tips

  1. Stay indoors and keep windows and doors shut.
  2. Do not exercise outdoors.
  3. Be prepared for power loss by having flashlights, headlamps and candles available.
  4. If you have heart or lung disease or asthma, follow your healthcare provider’s advice.

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