This will be our last smoke report for the season unless some major fires break out and start significantly impacting us. We’ve had a nice, mild season this year with no major smoke events!
Keep an eye on the AQI monitors if you are a smoke sensitive individual; we’re not totally out of the woods yet. There are still a few wildfires burning in Idaho and in our neighboring states: Nethker, Cove Creek, Shady, and Smith Knob are all still burning in Central Idaho and producing some smoke though fire activity is minimal. Up in northern Idaho, Shale Creek and Barren Hill are still burning and producing some smoke but are in very remote areas. The 204 Cow Fire and Granite Gulch are just to our west in Oregon and are also producing some smoke that is drifting over us. You can keep an eye on these fires at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ . This will give you information such as size, location, and fire activity. The top of the smoke blog or the DEQ main monitoring page can keep you informed of air quality at the monitor nearest you.
These wildfire potential outlooks show Idaho and the Pacific Northwest at a “normal” level for significant wildland fires for September and October.