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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

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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Bitterroot Valley haze
Stagnant air in the valley. (KLYQ Photo)

Western Montana Inversion Causes Air Quality Warnings

A week of high pressure over the top of the valleys of Western Montana has caused fog, freezing fog and hazy conditions.

The air quality has deteriorated enough that Missoula (the hub of 5 valleys)has issued daily Stage 1 and Stage 2 Air Quality Alerts...

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chimney smoke
photo courtesy of LH HOON/

Missoula Air Quality Panel Thursday Evening [AUDIO]

A panel presented by the American Lung Association on Missoula's air quality will be held Thursday evening in the city council chambers from 7 to 9 p.m.

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smoke october 10
At 2 p.m. Oct. 10, east of Victor along the East Side Highway, the smoke hides the mountains and shrouds the trees. (KLYQ Photo)

No Rain and Large Forest Fires Equals Lots of Smoke

You can't see very far in the Bitterroot Valley.

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Moe Fire
A smoky photo of the Moe Fire last week. (USFS Photo)

Here It Comes Again – Western Montana Fills with Smoke

Without rain and wind, this is what we get.

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sawtooth fire
The western edge of the Sawtooth forest Fire this weekend. (USFS Photo)

Hughes Creek Evacuation Alert is Lifted – Monday Fire Update

Idaho wilderness fires keep sending smoke to the valley.

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sawtooth fire 928
The sun sets next to the smoke column from the Sawtooth Fire Friday, Sept 28. (KLYQ Photo)

Yes, the Sawtooth Fire is Still There

A glance at the Sawtooth Fire Friday at sunset.

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sawtooth rehab
Work on mop-up on the Sawtooth firelines. (USFS Photo)

Sawtooth Fire Settles Down

The Sawtooth Fire continues moving west.

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beartrap fire
Burned area from the Bear trap Fire, earlier this year on Madison River. (USFS Photo)

Fire Season and Statewide Restrictions Extended

Campfire restrictions are still in effect in Ravalli County and Missoula County and open burning restrictions have been place for months.

Now, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has extended the fire season past its usual end date, September 30...

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