Many regions of the province are being impacted by widespread wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours.
“The smoke is mostly coming up from the United States including Washington, Oregon, and Idaho,” Donna Haga Senior Air Quality Meteorologist said, “there have been a few new wildfires in BC over the last couple of days but most of that smoke is traveling up from South of the border.”
Haga said what we’re experiencing right now may persist for a couple of days.
“Looks like heading into the weekend we might get more unsettled weather that might clear out some of that smoke for everyone across the Province.”
Here in the Cariboo the Smoky Skies Bulletin includes 100 Mile House Highway 97 from 108 Mile House to Clinton, Bridge Lake, and Canim Lake.
Cariboo North Quesnel, Wells, and Bowron Lake Park.
And Cariboo South Williams Lake along with northern and central sections of Wells Gray Park.
People with pre-existing health conditions, respiratory infections such as COVID-19, older adults, pregnant women and infants, children, and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure.
The next smoky skies bulletin update will be tomorrow