Wildfires are pouring smoke into the valleys of southern Oregon, making hazardous air that’s nearly unbreathable.
Even healthy people may experience chest pain, burning eyes or a phlegmy cough if they spend too much time outdoors.
It’s even worse for people who already have breathing problems. Kimberlee Rupert-Coyotl lives in the Rogue Valley. She says the smoke is keeping her family inside.
“I have a 16-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son,” Rupert-Coyotl said. “And they both have asthma. They both have the bark going on.”