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Air quality advisory issued for Jackson County

An air quality advisory will be in effect through Friday for Jackson County due to wildfire smoke from the Bootleg and Jack fires.

The advisory was issued Monday by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Smoke levels can quickly rise and fall depending on weather factors like wind direction and the amount of smoke being produced from a wildfire, according to a press release from Jackson County Public Health.

The press release advised individuals to monitor conditions and to avoid prolonged exposure to poor air quality .

Children, senior citizens, pregnant women, anyone who has had COVID-19 and those with chronic health conditions are known to be vulnerable to wildfire smoke exposure.