As wildfire smoke in the American West continues to cloud the skies over the Cowboy State, the National Weather Service has passed along another round of air quality alerts impacting virtually all of Wyoming.

The weather service passes along the alerts on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

According to the Wyoming Department of Health, under an air quality alert, the elderly, young children and those with respiratory illnesses should avoid excessive physical exertion and minimize their outdoor activities. However, even those who don't fall under those categories are advised to avoid prolonged exposure to poor air quality conditions.

The following Wyoming counties will be under an air quality alert through at least 1 p.m. Wednesday:

    • Park
    • Teton
    • Lincoln
    • Uinta
    • Washakie
    • Big Horn
    • Hot Springs
    • Fremont
    • Sweetwater
    • Natrona
    • Sheridan
    • Johnson
    • Carbon
    • Converse
    • Albany
    • Platte
    • Goshen
    • Laramie

LOOK: Crater Ridge Fire Burning In Wyoming

The Crater Ridge fire ignited in the Bighorn National Forest in mid-July. Since then, it has grown to more than 6,000 acres in size. As of August 30, the fire is 52% contained.


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