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Smoke from B.C. continues to drift into the region

Last Updated Aug 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm MST

PHOTO. Smoke has been blown into the Wood Buffalo region from fires in B.C. Photo taken on Friday, August 10 at 3:03 p.m. Melanie Walsh/ AFTERNOON REPORTER.

Smoke from fires burning in British Columbia has continued to drift into the Wood Buffalo region.

Due to the heavy smoke Environment Canada and Alberta Health Services have issued air quality advisory’s for the region.

People may 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.

It is advised to stay inside if you have breathing difficulties, refrain from opening the windows and contact the health link at 811 if you have any concerns, more information can also be found online at the AHS website.

To stay up to date on the wildfire status in the region you can download the Alberta wildfire app here.