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Canadian wildfire smoke triggers air quality warnings as far south as Georgia

Northeastern Ohio, however, appears to be suffering the worst of it.

Published: June 28, 2023 6:55pm

Smoke from ongoing wildfires in Canada has triggered air quality alerts across the country, stretching even into the Deep South. 

The U.S. government-led air quality mapping project AirNow currently warns Americans living as far south as northern Georgia of unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. Further north, the warnings drop the qualifier and advise residents to "reduce activity or consider going indoors."

Even stretching into Florida's gulf region, the service warns of "moderate" conditions and warns people to go inside if they experience any symptoms.

Northeastern Ohio, however, appears to be suffering the worst of it. With AirNow warning of "hazardous" conditions and advising residents to "avoid all outdoor physical activity."

The Wednesday drop in air quality marks a second major wave of southward drifting smoke from the Canadian blazes. Earlier this month, fires in Quebec and Nova Scotia sent smoke through Upstate New York and down the East Coast.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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