Smoke from forest fires prompts Environment Canada to issue air quality statement for Nova Scotia

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Smoke from fires in northwestern Ontario is approaching mainland Nova Scotia. Credit: @ONForestFires on Twitter

Smoke from forests fires approaching from the west will move into western mainland Nova Scotia this afternoon and will persist there into Thursday afternoon.

The smoke will spread into Cape Breton by early Thursday morning, and will dissipate Thursday evening.

Until that time, smoke from the plume may descend to the ground and cause a local reduction in air quality.

Visit for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Issued by Environment Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

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