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Wildfire smoke
Photo courtesy of Missoula Health Department
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Air Quality Specialist – ‘Time To Buckle Up’ For Wildfire Smoke [PHOTO]

One picture paints a thousand words, so below, here is a photo of the wildfire smoke heading into the western Montana.

Sarah Coefield with the Missoula City-County Health Department says it may be time to buckle in.

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Thompson Fire
Photo courtesy of NBC Montana
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Wildfires Love the Wind – Thompson Fire Grows to Over 13,000 Acres Burned

The Thompson Fire near Glacier National Park has grown to over 13,000 acres over night and remains zero percent contained.

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Smoky Sky
Photo courtesy of Peter Christian
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Air Quality in Missoula Valley Reported at Unhealthy – Very Unhealthy in the Bitterroot

Air quality in parts of western Montana deteriorated rapidly overnight.

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Smoky Sky
Photo by Peter Christian
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Recent Smoke in Missoula Mostly From Prescribed Burns – Cold Front and Wind Likely to Clear the Air

It was a bit smoky in Missoula and around western Montana yesterday.

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smoky sky
photo by Peter Christian
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Idaho Fires Reduce Missoula Air Quality to Near Unhealthy Levels [AUDIO]

Fires in Idaho and as far away as Oregon, California and Canada are bringing smoke into the Missoula valley and reducing air quality to near unhealthy levels for sensitive groups.

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smoky haze
photo from Missoula Health Department
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Smoke Pours Into Missoula Valley From Washington Fires – Lowers Temperatures [AUDIO]

The red sun hanging over the Missoula valley is proof positive that heavy smoke from Washington and Oregon fires has poured into the area over the past few days.

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smoky air
photo courtesy of Ed Bierman/flickr
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UPDATE – Stage One Alert Cancelled for Missoula Valley [AUDIO]

UPDATE - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15

The Stage One Air Alert for Missoula was cancelled by the Missoula City County Health Department. The air quality is now rated good to moderate for the Missoula valley.

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smoky air
photo courtesy of Ed Bierman/flickr
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Saturday Missoula Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups [AUDIO]

As of 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, the Missoula City County Health Department said the air quality was unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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smoky sky
photo by Peter Christian
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Missoula Air Quality Worsening With Weather Inversion [AUDIO]

Missoula's air quality is deteriorating because of an inversion that is trapping air down near the valley floor and may be approaching a level at which sensitive groups could be affected.

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Lolo Creek Fire
Photo courtesy of Missoula County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
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Health Department – Lolo Creek Fire Smoke Effects May Worsen Over Time – Now Hazardous in Lolo [AUDIO]

Smoke from the Lolo Creek Complex Fire has been drifting into the Missoula Valley since the two separate fires, the Schoolhouse and West Fork II, started over the weekend.

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