By Andi Bourne

Seeley Lake Battles More Smoke Than Flames


August 17, 2017

The range of air quality shown by this graph for Aug. 3 is typical of the fluctuations Seeley Lake has seen over the past couple of weeks.

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula City-County Health Department issued recommendations Aug. 9 to avoid the dangerous wildfire smoke in Seeley Lake. Recent air monitoring readings have shown record levels of PM2.5 concentrations in Seeley Lake due to the Rice Ridge Fire and other wildfires in the west. Health officials recommend Seeley Lake residents and visitors take precautions especially at night when particulate levels climb into the Unhealthy and Hazardous categories.

Between Aug. 1-11, air quality in Seeley Lake hit Hazardous levels nine times during the night with several days off the charts....

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