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Smoke from Canada wildfires prompts air quality alerts in Colorado, Montana

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Air quality in the region continued to be low over the wekend, with the air quality monitor at the Hill County Health Department showing occasions Saturday and Sunday when it tipped into the “very unhealthy” category.

The Associated Press reports that smoke from dozens of raging wildfires in western Canada has drifted south into the United States and prompted the states of Colorado and Montana to issue air quality alerts.

Hill County Health Department now has a permanent air quality monitor installed, which it set up with the help of Montana State University-Northern and...


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