Wildfire smoke map, August 22, 2016

(UPDATED at 10:24 a.m. MDT August 22, 2016)
Wildfire smoke map

The map shows the distribution of smoke from wildfires in the western United States. It was current as of 9:47 a.m. MDT August 22, 2016. The red dots represent the location of active fires.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “Wildfire smoke map, August 22, 2016”

  1. Hamilton, MT, is currently (7 p.m. Aug. 22, 2016) enshrouded in smoke. Literally, smoke is the streets, the neighborhoods, through all town trees, etc. Yet nobody, not you guys, not NFS, nobody is offering up to date information as to what the hell is going on. It is likely from the Cedar fire burning in the Selway-Bitterroot NF/Wilderness, supposedly located well west of the Bitterroot vallet and Hamilton itself. But given the omnipresence of smoke conditions in town, which has been present for a good 90 minutes or longer, it is pretty obvious that something is going on. That said, no complaint, rather constructive criticism: What is the point of claiming anything along the lines of “updated” data when something of this magnitude is happening RIGHT NOW?!?


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