While currently there are not a great many active wildfires in the lower 48 states, the ones that are burning are creating a surprising amount of smoke.
Smoke from wildfires in Texas is expected to move into the Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth areas Wednesday afternoon.
Ignition on the Boggy Draw prescribed fire in the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores, Colorado is complete, but the fire is still producing smoke. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a statement Wednesday, saying, “Light-to-moderate impacts are expected in the immediate vicinity of the fire. No public health concerns are anticipated at this time.”
We don’t have a smoke map for Alaska but smoke from local fires is expected to plague residents of Anchorage until this weekend.