Alerts for: Thebacha Region including Ft. Smith - Salt River Reserve

Statements

5:28 AM MDT Wednesday 01 July 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Thebacha Region including Ft. Smith - Salt River Reserve

Poor air quality is occurring.

A large area of smoke from forest fires over the Northwest Territories continues to create smoky conditions. Visibilities have been reduced to less than 2 km in areas. Air quality is poor in many areas due to the smoke. Smoke near the ground may cause potentially high health risk conditions. The smoke is expected to persist over the next couple of days as winds remain light and little to no precipitation is expected to flush out the smoke and haze.

Issued by Environment Canada and the Northwest Territories Departments of Environment and Natural Resources and Health and Social Services

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