Wildfires bring smoke, haze to valley | VailDaily.com

Wildfires bring smoke, haze to valley

Steve LynnVail, CO Colorado
Garrett Davis, AP/The Spectrum & Daily Travis Seifers watches the Milford Flat fire chase up the side of the Mineral Mountains near Milford, Utah Sunday.

EAGLE COUNTY Several western wildfires have led to a hazy sky here, said Troy Lindquist, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Winds traveling east in the upper level of the atmosphere have carried smoke from fires in other western states such as Utah and Wyoming, Lindquist said.As long as the fires are out there, we will continue to see smoke in the atmosphere, Lindquist said.Depending on the amount of smoke and individual health, residents may or may not want to stay inside, Lindquist said. The smoke wont local weather, Lindquist said. With the hot and dry weather, fires are likely continue until rain brings relief, he said.

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