Tower said Monday had been a "really successful day" for firefighters working at Shovel Lake and the nearby Island Lake fire, despite the challenges posed by smoke and ash in the sky. Environment Canada warned that smoke from the B.C. fires would return to the area by the afternoon, reducing visibility and leaving the area with a "very high risk" rating on the Air Quality Health Index. Current air quality levels in Darrington are UNHEALTHY for everyone. By Wednesday, Edmonton was expected to see a similar major reduction in air quality.
Smoke from B.C. wildfires can be seen more than one million kilometres away from Earth, and the province's communities are dealing with some of the worst air quality on the planet.
Beaverton School District announced Tuesday morning that they will be suspending all outdoor activities until further notice. The latest round of prolonged smoke happened as hot temperatures and high pressure collided, said Andrew Wineke, a spokesman for the state Ecology Department's air quality program.
The smoky pollution came from wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains, clouding a season that many spend outdoors.
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Wildfire smoke originating in Canada is now clouding the skies over central and northeast Minnesota.
"Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help", stated the advisory.
Many people in the greater Seattle area reported light ash falling on their cars Monday before the evening commute.
"Elite athletes will face difficulties breathing, some early exhaustion, and in extreme cases if they're also dehydrated, they may experience confusion from difficulty breathing the air", Corneil said.