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Photos from: Fire has big weekend

Courtesy US Forest Service

A graph released by the Forest Service Aug. 1 warns that stagnant conditions could lead to increased smokiness in coming days. Smoke and haze have permeated the Valley in recent weeks and on Tuesday were visible as far away as Fort Collins. Smoke levels have increased in tandem with the amount of burned and burning acreage, and tends to increase during the evenings hours when the temperature drops and smoke begins to settle. This explains why early morning haze is often so pronounced, and can lead to hazardous conditions for nighttime driving. This particulate matter can pose health risks to vulnerable populations.

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