More air quality alerts issued as smoke, over 140 forest fires plague northwestern Ontario – CBC

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More air quality alerts issued as smoke, over 140 forest fires plague northwestern Ontario – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2021113 Views

Jul 26, 2021

Restricted fire zone remains in effect for parts of the region

Air quality statements to more northwestern Ontario communities have been issued by Environment Canada as they deal with smoke and poor visibility due to over 140 forest fires burning Monday in the region as well as in Manitoba.

The statements affect the Geraldton, Manitouwadge, Hornepayne, Nipigon, Marathon, Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Pikangikum, and Sioux Lookout areas.

“Smoke plumes from active fires in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba will continue, resulting in poor air quality,” Environment Canada said. “Low visibilities can also be expected, particularly in areas closer to the fires.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/forest-fires-update-july26-1.6117286

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