Montana wildfire roundup: New evacuation order on fire near Lincoln

by Abel Hampton September 7, 2017, 0:43
Montana wildfire roundup: New evacuation order on fire near Lincoln

The ash and smoke have made the temperature in those areas higher than normal because it insulates the atmosphere and doesn't let warm air escape, The Seattle Times reported.

The "AirNow" map, https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires (above), captured at 6 p.m. Monday, September 4, is so opaque you can't even see the underlying map of North Idaho. Images shared on social media by the National Weather Service in Boise show heavy smoke covering the Northwest including much of Idaho.

All open burning is prohibited, including campfires, weed control, and residential burning during the advisory which will last until Thursday. Embers from the fire drifted in the air across the Columbia River - sparking blazes in Washington state.

Only a few fires are actively burning in Eastern Idaho, so most of the smoke is coming from elsewhere.

Fires have reached Montana's Glacier National Park and California's Yosemite National Park, singeing some of its 2,700-year-old giant sequoia trees, on Monday, The Associated Press reported.

Health officials say the smoke is expected to decrease as the day moves along, but particles could still linger around the area this evening.

Stay up to date: Follow Montana Wildfires on Facebook or Twitter for fire updates. They were able to extinguish that fire within roughly two hours. "There are a lot of large fires right now".


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