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Smoky conditions expected to hang around for several days

Smoky conditions expected to hang around for several days

The Northwest Fire Centre says smoke from wildfires burning outside of BC is expected to linger for several days.

Residents across the Northwest and much of northern BC have been under a haze of smoke from fires burning in other parts of Canada and as far away as Eurasia since Tuesday night.

The fire centre says there are only three wildfires burning within its area, and they are not the primary sources of this smoke.

Officials say the smoke concentrations can vary widely, depending on wind activity, fire behaviour, and changes in temperatures.

Environment Canada has continued a smoky skies bulletin for the northern half of the province and added the Chilcotin, North and South Cariboo, and 100 Mile regions as well.

Hot and dry conditions are forecast for the Northwest Fire Centre this week which officials say could lead to an increase in fire activity and the amount of smoke visible.

The Northwest Fire Centre is currently experiencing elevated fire danger ratings, with “high” ratings in most areas and some pockets of “extreme.”

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