DENVER (CBS4) – Hazy skies blanketed most of the Denver metro area on Saturday. Wildfires from the west are to blame, and the grayish-brown air prompted some concern from citizens, but there was also some moisture mixed in.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to not call 911 about the smoke, unless they saw a fire nearby.
The smoke and haze spread southwest of the metro area and even into Summit County.
The state Department of Public Health and Environment issued an Ozone Action Day for the Front Range on Friday afternoon which expires at 4 p.m. Saturday, unless officials renew the alert.
However, on Saturday morning, an Air Quality Health Advisory was issued for southwestern Eagle County because of the wildfire smoke. Those with health conditions are urged to limit their time outdoors.