Idaho fires sending haze to Northern Utah

A shift in weather patterns has brought a cold front to Northern Utah and lots and lots of haze. According to the National Weather Service, the front out of the northwest is not only dropping evening temperatures but also sending smoke and haze from multiple wildfires in Idaho, the largest of which are still burning not far from Boise.

The fires have caused Yellow Air alerts in Boise and the Treasure Valley multiple times over the last month and as recently as last week. Now the smoke is headed back to Northern Utah. The same fires sent thick haze to the region about a month ago.

The Mustang Fire near Salmon has burned nearly 300,000 acres and the Halstead Fire near Stanley has burned over 150,000 acres.

The <a target=”_blank” href=””>National Weather Service says</a> with light winds in the forecast, smoky conditions could linger for the next several days.

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