By Tim Leeds 

Wildfire in Alberta sends smoke into Montana


Although much of Montana has recently had fairly wet weather — including severe flooding in some areas — a haze in the air is reminding residents that fire season has arrived.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Wildfire Smoke Updates webpage reports that dense smoke from fires in northern Alberta moved into Montana overnight, following a lesser amount of smoke from the fires hitting Montana Thursday and creating hazy skies and moderate air quality in western Montana.

The situation worsened today, with air quality listed as unhealthy in Helena and unhealthy for sensitive...

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