Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Issues Air Quality Alert
Sore throat and congestion? Given the recent rise in COVID infections, the symptoms might be scary. However, it could have another cause: wildfires.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality warning Monday.
Fires in the western U.S. and Canada have filled the air with smoke, raising the risk level to orange, or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” across most of the state. That includes central Oklahoma. Tulsa and Washington Counties are in the red, which states that active children and adults or people with respiratory diseases such as asthma should say inside.