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Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

While Metro Vancouver's air quality saw a brief reprieve on Friday, August 17th, the smoky haze returned the day after.

The air quality in Western Washington is so poor due to wildfire smoke that we're now being told not to vacuum our carpets.

Air quality is expected to get worse as smoke builds up with visibility being affected.

Puget Sound-area residents should avoid vacuuming for up to a week as they wait for the wildfire smoke that has again descended over the lowlands to clear. We recommend everyone stay indoors when possible.

Meanwhile, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air pollution advisory for southern Oregon that remains in effect until further notice. On Sunday, incoming flights were delayed for more than two hours.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state.




She said the colors following yellow are the main concern.

The air quality health index released by the B.C. government shows a very high health risk in areas from Whistler, Squamish and Nanaimo to the Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Castlegar and parts of Metro Vancouver.

The poor air quality can be especially unsafe for people with preexisting heart conditions.

Another notable fire, the 633-hectare Gottfriedsen Mountain fire, was brought under control on Sunday.

Overall, hundreds of thousands of hectares of land across B.C. have been scorched by this year's 1,891 known wildfires - more than the province has seen in any full year since 2009.

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