Smoke drifts from Russia to Southern Oregon

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MEDFORD, Ore. — High winds are pushing smoke from fires in Russia across the ocean to the Rogue Valley. More than 60 Russian fires have prompted reports of heavy smoke from Medford to Vancouver, B.C.

The National Weather Service does not anticipate downgrading the air quality in Southern Oregon. The weather service says the thick cloud cover makes distinguishing the smoke difficult.