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Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms

Enlarge this image Smoke plumes rise from the Rice Ridge Fire in August, behind Montana’s Seeley Lake Elementary School, in Seeley Lake, Mont. Eric Whitney/MTPR hide caption toggle caption Eric Whitney/MTPR More than a million acres of Montana forests and rangeland have burned this year, so far, causing unhealthy air across the state since mid-July. In August the Missoula County health department took the unprecedented step of advising the entire town of Seeley Lake to evacuate due to smoke; air there was measured at “hazardous” levels for 25 days in…

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