Residents Urged to Gauge Air Quality Before Heading Outdoors

By | August 22, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that as the hot, dry weather persists in Northwest Montana and dozens of wildfires continue to burn, public health officials are warning Flathead residents and visitors to keep an eye on the smoky haze in the air as it can cause health problems. Fires produce smoke, and with so many acres burning, the smoke blankets the valley, filling the air with particulates. These particulates cause a diffusion of light, Flathead County Health Officer Joe Russell said, making it difficult to see distances just a few miles away. Read the full story here.

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