Air Quality ***WARNING*** for Borderland Area.

Air Quality ***WARNING*** for Borderland Area.

July 5, 2021 News -- KSDM-KGHS 0

Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre

High levels of air pollution due to smoke from forest fires are expected.

Smoke plumes from several forest fires will affect the area as the wind direction remains out of the northwest through this afternoon. Air quality is likely to deteriorate if the smoke descends to ground level.

As winds become northeasterly by Tuesday, smoke will be directed toward Manitoba. Air quality is expected to improve as a result.

Individuals 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.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Issued by Environment Canada and the Province of Ontario