Air Quality Expected to Improve Soon As 18 Wildfires Still Blaze in Northwest

Smoke and haze from the Cedar Creek Fire at the Leaburg Dam (Image courtesy of Brittany Lee Mason)

As of Sunday, fires still continue to burn Across Oregon and Southwest Washington with smoke still prominent over much of the inland areas. In an effort to keep downed powerlines from sparking new wildfires, due to high winds nearly 50,000 Oregon homes and businesses in Portland General Electric and Pacific Power territory have had power shut off.

Firefighters also reported Sunday they had completed strategic burning operations along the fire’s northwest edges and were working to set up protective measures along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, a 66-mile stretch of highway

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