The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities, has reduced the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin issued on Monday 17th July due to improving conditions.
The areas now covered by this Bulletin have been reduced to: North Thompson, 100 Mile, Cariboo (North and South), and Chilcotin.
The East Kootenay region is no longer covered under the Smoky Skies Bulletin.
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.
– Devin Howard with files from Interior Health