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Wildfire smoke expected to blanket Northern BC

Wildfire smoke expected to blanket Northern BC

Wildfire smoke is expected to affect a large swath of Northern British Columbia over the next day of so, but the haze isn’t just from local fires.

Health authorities say smoke from Eurasian wildfires is also expected to waft across the entire province north of Quesnel.

The provincial government has issued a smoky skies bulletin advising residents that the haze could have health impacts, especially for people with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, and children.

Health officials are advising people to use their common sense, monitor any symptoms, and try to reduce exposure to smoke.

More information can be found here.

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Prince George, Vanderhoof, Bulkley Valley and The Lakes, inland sections of the North Coast, and Dease Lake.

Terrace and Kitimat are also under a heat warning due to sweltering conditions.

The province is expected to update the smoky skies bulletin Wednesday.

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