Some air advisories have been issued, but experts are saying this could just be the start.
 
While wildfires continue to tear through British Columbia, wind gusts coming from the southwest continue to bring smoke into the capital region.
 
Although the Fort and area are at a low risk (2-3) on the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), levels could jump to a moderate risk in the near future (4-6).
 
"Minor smoke conditions don't typically cause health concerns for people, but more severe conditions can cause temporary symptoms like irritation of the throat and eyes and possible shortness of breath," said Nadine Blaney, executive director at Fort Air Partnership.
 
Around 200 wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia.
 
Blaney added those who are affected by the smoke should stay indoors with windows and vents closed.
 
To monitor air quality in Bruderheim, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Elk Island National Park and Lamont County go to fortair.org.

 

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