Red sun signals another smoky day in the Kamloops area, southern Interior

Good morning!

Good morning!

NEWS/ WILDFIRES — It’s another smoky day in Kamloops.

Residents awoke today to a gorgeous red sunrise but that’s about the only positive thing about the air quality in the Kamloops region.

A Smoky Skies Advisory remains in effect in the Thompson, Fraser Canyon, Okanagan, Similkameen, Nicola, Boundary and Shuswap areas because of the forest fire smoke.

Smoke concentrates will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change, said the Interior Health Authority and Ministry of Environment.

Residents are advised to 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 advisories have been cancelled for Prince George, northeastern B.C., Williams Lake, and Quesnel, while an air quality advisory is cancelled for the Fraser Valley. Golden and surrounding area is still under a smoke advisory.

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