Smoke In The Air, Canadian Fires to Blame

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For the past several days, parts of Wyoming have been seeing smokey conditions, and many are wondering if there are nearby fires. The good news is there are no wildfires burning in Wyoming at this time. The primary source of the smoke is coming from the north, in particular the far north says meteorologist Brian Tesar with the National Weather Service in Billings...
According to the Canadian Inter-agency Forest Fire Centre, there were 14 fires in Alberta as of yesterday, all of which appear to be human caused. There were also four lightning-caused fires burning in Northwest Territory, directly north of Alberta. In total, 155 fires are burning in Canada as of June 30th.
There are also several fires burning throughout the western U.S. including Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon.

Tesar says the smoke should start to clear out Thursday and Friday as it pushes eastward into the Dakotas.

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