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Sat May 7, 2016, 10:11 AM

6. Air quality rated unhealthy as smoke from Alberta reaches Billings **900 miles**

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/smoke-from-alberta-fires-reaches-montana-rain-possible-into-weekend/article_3712acc8-3fe4-54ef-a66e-4242f092b2ef.html

Smoke from wildfires in Canada blew into the Billings area early Friday and the area's air quality has been downgraded to an "unhealthy" listing in response, while local health officials are cautioning residents to keep an eye on the air quality with spring outdoor sports season in full swing.

According to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Billings saw a peak hourly particulate concentration of 139 as of 7 a.m. By comparison, the particulate concentration was three at midnight, zero at 2 a.m. and 22 and 4 a.m.

By 9 a.m., the number had dropped to 91, which is still considered unhealthy.

The federal Air Quality Index said the unhealthy designation means the air likely won't affect healthy individuals, but could be of concern for others.



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That's 900 miles away.

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