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WILDFIRE SMOKE ADVISORY ISSUED FOR
PRINCE GEORGE & SURROUNDING AREAS
July 11, 2014 10:45am PDT– Prince George. The Ministry of Environment has issued a Smoke Advisory for Prince George and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting the area. 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.
Smoke has been building up in the Prince George area since last evening, current hourly average PM2.5 concentrations are 58 micrograms per cubic metre, and the 24 hour average is 26 micrograms per cubic metre.
More details are available on the media release available here.