Public urged to be careful regarding air quality from wildfire

The Northern Alberta wildfire has caused an evacuation for the town of High Level and warnings for other northern towns.

A report from Environment Canada and Alberta Health Services is urging residents of northern Alberta to be careful on the roads and outdoors due to poor visibility and air quality from the smoke. Winds blowing in will likely bring smoke into the Peace River area by Thursday morning, and Grande Prairie by Thursday afternoon. Residents are being asked to stay indoors if they have breathing difficulties, and if your home is not air conditioned, they recommend going to a public place that has air conditioning.

The Peace River/Fairview/High Prarie/Manning area is under the air quality notice for poor quality, as is the Rainbow Lake/Fort Vermillion/Mackenzie Highway area.

In addition to the breathing concerns, the smoke has created visibility problems on the major highways. 511 traffic cameras have reported limited visibility from smoke near Manning and Paddle River.

Christian Oldale – Trending 55 Newsroom

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