Thick Smoke Blows Across Idaho as Moose Fire Grows Beyond 56,000 Acres

Large smoke plumes billowed into the sky above northeast Idaho, as the Moose fire grew beyond 56,000 acres by Monday, August 1, officials said.

This footage, posted by a US Forest Service-affiliated account, show scenes looking at Haystack Mountain in Bannock County on Sunday.

Wildfire smoke was forecasted throughout the Pacific Northwest region on Monday, according to. the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

By Monday morning, the Moose fire, in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, burned 56,049 acres (87.5 square miles) and was 23 percent contained. Credit: US Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program via Storyful

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