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Air quality advisory issued after wildfire smoke covers region from Vancouver to Hope

Two out-of-control wildfires burning near Harrison Lake producing ‘considerable smoke’

High concentrations of pollutants in the air have resulted in an “air quality advisory” issued June 7 for the central and eastern Fraser Valley.

“An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for because of high concentrations of ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter that are expected to last until a change in the weather,” according to the notice from Metro Vancouver on the FVRD website.

Two out-of-control wildfires burning near Harrison Lake have been producing “considerable smoke” contributing to degraded air quality and hazy conditions.

“Hot and sunny weather in combination with local emissions and wildfire smoke has resulted in elevated levels of ground-level ozone. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice,” the advisory said.

Smoke levels may vary widely across the region as winds, temperatures, and wildfire behaviour changes.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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