Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for the region.
 
Smoke from forest fires in British Columbia has moved into Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Bruderheim, Lamont, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Redwater and the surrounding area.
 
The air quality is considered poor and has reduced visibility is some spots.
 
People are being warned to be aware of the air quality when doing any outdoor activity. Residents could experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.
 
Children, seniors and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
 

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