Where is the smoke coming from? Where's the fire? Tracking wildfire pollution in Oregon

By Sunday afternoon, NASA satellite images showed smoke in the air over the southern Willamette Valley.

EUGENE, Ore. - Where there's smoke, there's fire.

A haze again settled over the southern Willamette Valley on Sunday as winds out of the south moved smoth from fires in southern Oregon and northern California into the area.

Thankfully, the smoke is forecast to mostly remain above ground level in Eugene and Roseburg.

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But residents of Jackson and Josephine counties - including Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass - faced another day of unhealthy air fouled by PM2.5, a pollutant in wildfire smoke.

The EPA Air Now map provides an overview of the evolving air quality pictures, usually a good indicator this time of year of where the smoke is going.

In Lane County, you can check the forecast in Eugene, Oakridge and Cottage Grove.

Across Oregon, the DEQ maintains real-time air quality information.

You can track wildfires and evacuations on the Oregon RAPTOR map.

Google Crisis Maps offers a good overview of fires in Western states.

For Oregon and Washington, the Northwest Large Fire Map offers an overview of incidents in the Pacific Northwest.


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