Today is the first day this fall that the LRAPA air quality measurements were in the red zone.
LRAPA is being generous and still declaring "Burning cautioned". When the shift to "Burning prohibited" they start using satellite imaging to locate houses with smoke coming from the chimneys, and issuing fines to people.
Last year Eugene/Springfield has only six red days. (Oakridge had seven.)
The wood stove prohibitions keep the number of red days low. Too many and the Environmental Protection Agency starts interfering.
There have clearly been many people unaware of (or ignoring) the rules during the past few days.
Rain is predicted tomorrow.
I wonder if anyone will be fined before the rain clears the air.