Here’s why the air will be smoky across Utah the next few days

in Local Roundup

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s starting to get a bit smoky across northern Utah and it’s not at all because of the handful of active wildfires currently burning across the state.

It’s instead largely a result of the dozens of wildfires currently burning hundreds of thousands of acres across California and Nevada. The largest of those is the SCU Lightning Complex Fire just east of California’s Bay Area, which has burned more than 137,000 acres since lightning ignited it on Tuesday. It’s just 5% contained, according to Cal Fire.

The National Weather Service tweeted that smoke from the fires started making its way east into Utah on Thursday afternoon. A thin level of smoke became noticeable across the Wasatch Front at the time with air quality across KSL Weather’s Air Quality Network moving into the moderate range.

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