The grey areas of this map show areas under a special air quality statement from Environment Canada

The alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels.

She said the colors following yellow are the main concern.

Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region, depending on the wind, the temperature, and wildfire activity.

The MPCA said the smoke plume is from fires in British Columbia, Alberta and northwestern Ontario.


Two women's college soccer matches scheduled at Gonzaga University in Spokane and Eastern Washington University in Cheney were canceled Sunday because of the poor air quality, university officials said.

Dr. Trevor Corneil, chief medical officer for Interior Health, the Okanagan's provincial health-care co-ordinator, said Sunday even professional triathletes could struggle if particulate entered their lungs and bloodstream.

Anyone with breathing difficulties is advised to stay inside. However, it's not only B.C. struggling with hazy skies.

For those wanting a break from the smoke, Saxton said indoor spaces with air conditioning tend to have the cleanest air.


The largest fire continued to be the 850-square-kilometre blaze moving north from Fraser Lake toward Fort St. James. This can become unsafe at times with easterly winds throughout B.C.

Smoke may not affect all areas at all times.

Benenati said along with the app, there are additional resources on DEQ's website if you're looking for more information. Portland Public Schools suspended all outdoor sports practices.

Measured at 5 a.m.at a monitoring site on 12th Avenue, air here registered at 331 on the Washington Air Quality Advisory, or WAQA, index, according to the state's Department of Ecology.


And make sure to check for delays if you're flying into or out of Sea-Tac Airport.

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