While the smoke isn’t as bad as it was earlier in the week, Denver7 meteorologists say we’ll need a strong system to move into the area in order to push the smoke out. Forecasts don’t show that happening in the next several days.
The worst air quality is in areas surrounding the wildfires burning in Routt County. As of Friday afternoon, the Deep Creek Fire near Hayden was about 3,800 acres in size with no containment. More than 250 firefighters were working to get the fire under control.
The Big Red Fire, which is burning just south of the Colorado-Wyoming state line, started in early August but continues to burn. As of Friday, it was 15 percent contained and more than 1,800 acres in size.