Smoke in Wyoming from Montana Fires
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 3, 2017
If you’re wondering where all the smoke in the air has been coming from, it’s not from Wyoming.
A frontal passage over the northern part of our state yesterday brought smoke from Montana wildfires into the area. No large fires are burning in this region, although Bighorn National Forest firefighters are working on a small fire in the Tongue Ranger District.
According to the Park County Sheriff’s Office, the Lodgepole Complex of wildfires in eastern Montana produced a large amount of smoke over the weekend – and when mixed with smoke from fires farther west, that put a haze over areas of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, including our area.
The Lodgepole Complex is comprised of four fires in Eastern Montana, according to Inciweb, but is considered 93% contained as of Monday. Combined, the fires have burned over 270,000 acres.