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Wildfires and air quality: "Looks worse than it actually is," DEQ

Smoke is high right now, pinging low sensors less
Posted at 10:59 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 12:59:20-04

The Idaho DEQ says the air quality looks worse than it is. It's expected to blow out with winds out of the North West, but there could be possibly a draw of wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon.

"It's all up to what the wildfires and wind are doing," said Mike Tool with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

The DEQ says the smoke is higher in the air than people breathe, and the smoke isn't really pinging the sensors on the ground.

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