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Forest fires prompt air quality alert

Wildfire smoke is a constantly changing mixture of particles and gases which include many chemicals that can be harmful to your health
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File photo. Smoke warning Tanya Kienapple.

Smoke from forest fires has caused Environment Canada to issue a special air quality statement for:

  • North Bay - West Nipissing
  • Greater Sudbury and vicinity
  • South River - Burk's Falls
  • Temiskaming Shores - Temagami
  • Parry Sound - Muskoka
  • Kirkland Lake - Englehart

An alert has been issued because of high levels of air pollution due to smoke from ongoing forest fires.

Smoke plumes from active fires in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba will continue, resulting in deteriorated air quality. Low visibility can also be expected, particularly in areas closer to the fires.

If you or those in your care are exposed to wildfire smoke, consider taking extra precautions to reduce your exposure. Wildfire smoke is a constantly changing mixture of particles and gases which include many chemicals that can be harmful to your health.


Jeff Turl

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