Denver Air Quality Alert

Heavy smoke shrouds the terminal at Denver International Airport on May 19. Smoke from wildfires burning in the Canadian province of Alberta rolled into Colorado and other western states.

DENVER (AP) — Smoke from dozens of raging wildfires in western Canada has drifted south into the United States and prompted the states of Colorado and Montana to issue air quality alerts.

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment put out alerts and advisories for much of the eastern half of the state, including Denver. Particle pollution led the air quality index along parts of the Front Range to reach 168 on Saturday, the department said. A reading between 151 and 200 indicates unhealthy conditions that can affect sensitive groups as well as some members of the general public.


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