Saskatoon

Air quality alert issued for northern Saskatchewan communities

Several communities in northern Saskatchewan are under an air quality alert due to smoke blowing in from the Alberta wildfires.

Uranium City, Camsell Portage seeing smoky conditions from Alberta wildfires

Strong winds are pushing smoke from the Fort McMurray forest fires over to Saskatchewan. (Submitted to CBC)

Environment Canada is warning about poor air quality and reduced visibility in northwestern Saskatchewan, as smoke from the Alberta wildfires blows in. 

The communities of Uranium City and Camsell Portage, Sask., were both issued warnings. 

The weather office noted that smoke near the ground can be a health risk, adding the smoke is especially strong near the Alberta boundary. 

People should watch out for symptoms such as increased coughing, an irritated throat or shortness or breath. Anyone with cardiovascular or lung diseases is at increased risk.

For current air quality conditions and tips, visit www.airhealth.ca.

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