KALISPELL – Hazy skies in the Flathead Valley are coming from fires in Alberta Canada.
MTN News spoke with Christine Hughes at the Flathead County Health Department who said the air quality is getting worse in Northwest Montana.
The air quality in the valley sat at moderate on Thursday and that sensitive groups — such as those with heart conditions and asthma — should monitor their health.
However, the air quality isn’t bad enough to warn against people from spending time outside.
Hughes says that strong winds are pushing smoke from Alberta to Montana and even into states like North Dakota and Minnesota.
The Flathead County Health Department updates the air quality readings on an hourly basis.