The current wind pattern brought a large amount of smoke into Campbell County on Friday.
That has concerned residents, who have flooded both the sheriff and police department with calls about the smoke in the area, said David King, county emergency management coordinator for the.
King said the smoke is being blown in from large wildfires in Oregon and Idaho, along with one burning near Sheridan. It is not originating in the county.
King said the National Weather Service is predicting a shift in wind direction by this weekend, which should cause the smoke to dissipate.
There was one wildfire Friday afternoon in the Fortification Creek area northwest of Gillette that burned 69 acres. But that fire was contained as of 6 p.m. in the evening, according to Fire Capt. J.R. Fox.