Updated satellite photo of wildfires in Western Montana and Northern Idaho

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Above: Satellite photo of smoke from fires in Western Montana and Northern Idaho, August 22, 2017. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite.

(Originally published at 3:03 p.m. MDT August 22, 2017)

It has been many days since we were able to find a satellite photo free of clouds enough to see smoke from the wildfires in Western Montana and Northern Idaho, but today there were few clouds in the area. This photo from Tuesday afternoon shows less heat (the red dots) than what we were seeing one to two weeks ago.

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. Google+

4 thoughts on “Updated satellite photo of wildfires in Western Montana and Northern Idaho”

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated. We have been going to Montana every year and we are certainly hoping that you guys can put the fires out and hope everyone is safe.

  2. Thanks for the updates. With a son and friends out on a crew from PA it is a focus for us. Strong Work.

  3. We are going on a small Vacation to Browning an Great falls an Helena an Butte will we be far enough away from fires?

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