Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:49 PM by KPAX News Staff
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 12:50 PM
HAMILTON- The Ravalli County Health department reports Thursday's Air Quality is rated Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, due to all the wildfire smoke that's been filtering into the Bitterroot Valley.
Health officials advise that people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children avoid prolonged exertion.
You may also click onto the Air Quality link for hourly updates. Photo above from the First Security Bank in downtown Hamilton as of noon on Thursday.
The National Weather Service Office in Missoula reported on Wednesday that some of the smoke settling across Western Montana was coming from fires burning in Southeast Oregon and Central Idaho.