Smoke from a number of wildfires burning in Montana and Wyoming has raised some air quality issues throughout the Sheridan region. While it may be some time before the sky is clear from the haze, as there are wildfires to the north, south, west and east of Sheridan County, there are some things people can do to keep the carcinogen inhalation to a minimum.
Wyoming Department of Health Public Information Officer Kim Deti explains that some good old fashioned common sense will go along way when the air outside is less than favorable.
If indoors you should try to keep windows and doors closed. Keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean if you run an air conditioner. When smoke levels are high, do not use anything that burns, such as candles, fireplaces or gas stoves, and try to vacuum as little as possible, as vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home.