Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke in Cheney

Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke in Cheney

Eastern Washington moved its football practice indoors on Tuesday because smoke from wildfires in Montana were too hazardous to the health. At Forum Comm, we have boots on the ground thanks to Grand Forks Herald sportswriter Brad Schlossman, who happened to be driving through the area this week. Schlossy said he got a headache from the smoke just hanging out briefly in Cheney, where he shot the attached photos. He said the smoke wasn’t noticeable much in Bozeman, but the drive from Missoula to Cheney was pretty bad.

“It smells like a campfire,” he said. “You can’t see the mountain fires but you can smell them.”

Schlossy said the locals have reiterated what we’re hearing from afar: the winds are expected to change later in the week and blow the smoke into Canada.

That’s the tone EWU athletic director Bill Chaves said in a university release at the request of WDAY radio host Mike McFeely this afternoon: “We are monitoring the conditions literally hourly, and will make sure that we do what is appropriate leading up to the game.  We are optimistic that conditions will improve as the week goes on.”







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