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By Roger Dey
BVD 

Photos: Hazy days

 

September 17, 2020

Roger Dey

The Granite Butte lookout creates a ghostly silhouette Sunday in the heavy smoke that rolled into Montana from the wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality wildfire smoke outlook for Sunday showed that Seeley Lake reported air quality levels as 'unhealthy for sensitive groups" at 11:30 a.m.,while Helena showed moderate air quality. An unofficial observation by the BVD indicated visibility in Lincoln dropped to about two miles by 4 p.m. Sunday. Based on the DEQ's visibility range, used to determine t...



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