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Liberty Fire

Unit Information

Flathead Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
PO Box 40 Pablo Montana 59855
Pablo, MT 59855

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Smoke Forecast Outlook issued August 27, 2017

Liberty Fire Wildfire
News – 8/27/2017

Outlook for Liberty-Rice

Link to Smoke report w graphs & additional Aera Air Quality links


Smoke: Yesterday, Alice Creek and Rice Ridge were very
active in the afternoon, adding 3,058 and 3,587 acres
respectively. Liberty Fire increased by 94 acres. Today
through Monday dryer and hotter conditions are expected.
Active fie behavior is expected again today.

Fire: Smoke will be slow to clear with light westerly
transport winds, resulting in degrading air quality area
wide. Seeley Lake maintains its cyclic pattern, Hazardous
in the morning, improving to Moderate conditions in the
afternoon. Lincoln & Clearwater should see poorer AQ
today while Condon & Rainy Lake AQ should remain in the
Good to Moderate range.

Other: The hot, dry, stagnant conditions should begin to
lessen Tuesday and Wednesday, hopefully bringing slightly
improved air quality. Anticipate reduced roadway visibility
(AM) especially if RH recovers to+70% (mid- elevation
valleys). An Air Quality Alert remains in place for Missoula
and Ravalli Counties. For additional information please
refer to Missoula City-County Health Department in the
"links" below.

Arlee: Today Air Quality will vary between periods of Moderate to USG, Unsafe for Sensitive Groups.

Seeley: Hazardous Air Quality until noon; improving to USG, Unsafe for Sensitive Groups, to Moderate between 4 - 8 PM; Returning to Hazardous through the night.

Potomac: Today Air Quality will vary between periods of Moderate to USG, Unsafe for Sensitive Groups.