FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Due to the wildfire smoke across the province, a special air quality statement has been reissued to the Peace River and Fort Nelson regions on Wednesday.
Environment Canada said wildfire smoke will impact both regions over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Smoke across the province will vary due to scattered showers, local winds and active wildfires.
According to the Government of Canada, Fort St. John’s air quality is a moderate risk.
Winds are expected to change overnight and bring smoke into areas in the province that were previously clear.
In areas with smoke, people considered at risk, including older people, children and people with lung conditions, should avoid strenuous activities outdoors, said Environment Canada.
The general public should also reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors if they begin experiencing symptoms like coughing and throat irritation.
The latest information on air quality can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.