Smoky skies bulletin ended for Northeast B.C.

Update: 

The bulletin has ended as conditions are expected to continue to improve over the next 24 hours. Wildfire smoke may return to some regions of the province late Friday through the weekend. Bulletins will be issued for the affected regions.

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A smoky skies bulletin has been issued for Northeast B.C., including the North and South Peace, Williston, Muncho Lake, Stone Mountain, Fort Nelson and Watson Lake.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Northern Health have issued the bulletin because of forest fire smoke from Northwest Alberta.

Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change. Avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider: difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways.

Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease.

The bulletin will remain in effect until further notice.

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