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The Robertson Draw Fire in Custer Gallatin National Forest is over 20,000 acres and 0% contained, and the smoke is making the skies of Cody hazy and hazardous. Efforts to fight the ongoing Robertson Draw Fire continue. In three days since it was first reported, the wildfire has consumed 20,000 acres, and the results of…

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Even as pollution emissions declined from other sources including vehicle exhaust and…

An Air Quality Alert has been issued due to smoke from the nation’s widespread wildfires. According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, smoke is readily visible covering much of central and western Wyoming. It is limiting visibility in some areas to the point of concern. In response, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air…

Was that smoke coming from Southfork earlier this week? Yes. Shonshone National Forest fire and fuels crews were burning some slash piles between Legg Creek and Cabin Creek in the corridor of the South Fork of the Shoshone River. Kristie Salvmann, Public Information Officer for the Forest, explains that this is a fairly safe practice…


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