Glendale air: 'We might get in a car and head out of town'

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Douglas Complex fires have now burned over 25,000 acres, and now that the town of Glendale is covered in smoke and ash, some people are feeling the effects.

Portland resident Pete Ashby is in town to check on his relatives. "My niece has pretty bad asthma and it's been really rough on her," he said. "She can't go outside and play. The house has been kind of her safe haven."

Rex Morningstar Jr. and his father have defied evacuation orders for three days, but they might have to reconsider. "The reality for us is that my dad is 84, my mom is 83, and they're both complaining about burning lungs," Rex said. "I'm a young healthy guy and I'm struggling with it, so we might get in a car and head out of town."

As poor as the air quality is right now, the best advice health officials have for those in Glendale and the surrounding area is to stay indoors and limit your outdoor activity as much as possible.

You can find out the latest air quality updates here.