The 2017 fire season in Western Montana has been brutal this year, especially with the tragic loss of 2 local firefighters. A lot of Missoulians who have moved out of state and friends who live elsewhere are probably asking you just how bad the smoke is this summer.

This video not only captures just how smokey it is around town right now, but also shows a bit of a silver lining that is the current Missoula sunset. The big, red ball in the sky, as some local kids call it.