Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Missoula County air quality now "unhealthy" from wildfire smoke

A window washer cleans a plus 15 in downtown Calgary as the city was hit with heavy smoke on Wednesday A window washer cleans a plus 15 in downtown Calgary as the city was hit with heavy smoke on Wednesday
Steve Townsend | 22 August, 2018, 17:56

Until then, air quality levels can be expected to oscillate between unhealthy and moderate.

Wildfire smoke originating in Canada is now clouding the skies over central and northeast Minnesota.

For information on current air quality conditions in your area and to sign up for daily air quality forecasts and alert notifications by email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air mobile app visit MPCA's Air Quality Index webpage.

Western Montana is now monitoring where wildfire smoke from California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Canada ends up.

Thick smoke in Denver blocked the view of some of Colorado's famous mountains and prompted an air quality health advisory for the northeastern quarter of the state.

Air throughout the region continues to be smoky due to fine particulate matter resulting from wildfires across B.C., according to the statement issued by Environment Canada.

"You probably want to reduce the level of exercise you're doing outside", Dr. Sack said.

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There should be "some" improvement to our air quality by late Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

In the United States, smoke from wildfires also clogged the sky across the west, blotting out mountains and city skylines from OR to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.

An Air Quality Alert is in effect for Western Washington until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Two women's college soccer matches scheduled at Gonzaga University in Spokane and Eastern Washington University in Cheney were canceled Sunday because of the poor air quality, university officials said.

The fires burning near the Nadina, Shovel and Tesla lakes in the Bulkley-Nechako region remain the largest in the province at more than 1,600 square kilometres combined.

Children, the elderly, and those with respiratory illnesses are at most risk of serious health effects.

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