All last summer Montana’s air was filthy from forest fires in Idaho. This year has been much better, but enough fires have now been started by lightning in central Idaho and central Oregon that Montana is getting pretty hazy.
Smoke from wildfires turns air ‘unhealthy’ in region. By MICHAEL JAMISON of the Missoulian
You can view the air quality in much of Idaho, western Montana and western Idaho on my web cam page.
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Update. Aug. 21. There have been some very wet storms over northern and north central Idaho and NW Montana the last several days, and continuing today. These have dented and perhaps will end the fire season in those areas. That would be great news of late summer travelers.