Smoke from Canadian wildfires lowers air quality and visibility across Montana


A satellite weather map labeled by the Missoula City-County Health Department.

Smoke swept through the Montana skies earlier this week blocking mountain views and lowering air quality. Luckily for the Big Sky State, where there was smoke there wasn't fire.

Since early May, the Canadian Province of Alberta has been ravaged by wildfires and the winds have swept the smoke south. More than 100 separate fires have burned the forests of central Canada and 93 of those fires are actively burning as of Friday, May 20.

While the trees of Montana have so far survived the early summer heat, the skies have unfortunately not been so lucky and according to the Missoula City-County H...

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