Wildfire smoke from Canada is prompting health warnings in the U.S. again – GLOBAL

May 13, 2024

Wildfires raging across Western Canada are sending smoke south of the border and prompting health warnings in several northern U.S. states for a second straight year.

Air quality advisories were issued Sunday for parts of Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin due to haze emitting from fires burning in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, with the smoke lingering into Monday.

Air quality alerts were also issued in parts of those provinces and territories because of the fires.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued its first air quality alert of the season for the entire state on Sunday. The agency said pollution levels will be unhealthy for everyone, and urged people to remain indoors and avoid heavy exertion outdoors until the warning expired at noon on Monday.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/10492544/canada-wildfire-smoke-us-2024/

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