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UPDATE: Smoky skies alert ended

Environment Canada extends its air quality advisory for the region into Friday
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Environment Canada continued its smoky skies bulletin Friday for the South Peace region.


The provincial Smoky Skies Bulletin for the South Peace has been ended.

The province says wildfire smoke concentrations have reduced over the past 24 hours.

Original story:

Environment Canada issued a smoky skies bulletin for the South Peace for a second-straight day Friday.

Wildfires in the area, including one southwest of Chetwynd at Hasler Flats, is prompting the advisory for poor air quality.

"People with pre-existing health conditions, respiratory infections such as COVID-19, older adults, pregnant women and infants, children, and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure," warns the statement.

The forecast for both Dawson Creek and Chetwynd includes local smoke with little or no wind through tonight.

With the humidity factored in, it will feel more like 31 in some parts of the region today.