Clover Fire creates smoke plume, but air pollution comes from elsewhere

BUTTE, Mont. -- The trend of clear skies in Southwest Montana cities like Butte and Dillon is starting to sour, as more and more wildfires are reported and air quality begins to degrade. But the fires that are closest to these cities, like the Clover Fire in Madison County, may not be to blame.

The Clover Fire has been burning since July 13, just surpassing 1,000 acres in size recently, with perhaps its most notable actions coming on Sunday and Monday of this week, when plumes of smoke in the area could be seen for miles.

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