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

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Air Quality Report Liberty Fire August 28, 2017

Liberty Fire Wildfire
News – 8/28/2017

Smoke Forecast Outlook issued August 28, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT

Outlook for Liberty-Rice

Smoke: Hot, dry conditions continue with another active

fire day expected. Significant growth occurred in multiple

fires, yesterday. Rice Ridge, Alice Creek and Liberty added

5,399 acres, 1,422 acres, and 1,250 acres respectively.

Fire: With active fire behavior expected and light

transport winds persisting, smoke will be slow to clear

adding more smoke to the already poor air quality. Seeley

Lake will remain Hazardous with reduced periods of clearer

air expected. All sites will likely have periods of Unhealthy

air quality during the day as smoke from multiple fires

have the potential to contribute impacts.

Other: The hot, dry conditions and light winds are

expected to persist again tomorrow. Anticipate reduced

roadway visibility (AM) especially if RH recovers to+70%

(mid- elevation valleys). For additional information please

refer to Missoula City-County Health Department in the

"links" below.

Daily AQI Forecast for Aug 28, 2017

Yesterday Sun Forecast Mon Tue

Station hourly 8/27 Comment for Today Mon, Aug 28 8/28 8/29


Trapper Drive Periods of Unhealthy 8am-1pm. Otherwise to Good to Moderate.

Rainy Lake Periods of Unhealthy 8am-1pm. Otherwise Good to Moderate AQ.

Seeley Hazardous AQ until late afternoon. May have 4-6 hours of

Moderate late afternoon then Hazardous.

Clearwater Periods of Unhealthy 8am-1pm.

Lincoln Periods of Unhealthy 8am-1pm.




USG to Unhealthy midnight to 1pm. Otherwise Moderate.

Potomac USG to Unhealthy midnight to 1pm. Otherwise Moderate.

Issued Aug 28, 2017 by Josh Hall, Air Resource Advisor

Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself

Good None

Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.

USG People within Sensitive Groups· should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups· should avoid all physical outdoor activity.

Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.

Disclaimer: Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate


Additional Links

NRCG Visual Smog Blog Missoula Public Health; Current Air Quality

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality; Today’s Air Rice Ridge Fire Information

Liberty Fire Information Missoula Public Health; Wildfire Smoke