Smoke from several fires is settling into the Bitterroot and Missoula Valleys. The Saddle Mountain complex of fires has mushroomed over 17,000 acres in just the last few days. I spoke with Public Information Officer for the Saddle Mountain Complex Fires Jesse Bender about this rapidly moving wildland fire. That interview is attached.

Bender says smoke from the Saddle Mountain Fires will be with us for quite some time to come.