Rain isn't the only thing that Ontarians should be expecting within the next two days, as the smoke from Alberta's devastating wildfires is starting to make its way into the province. The Weather Network warns that a majority of Ontario, as well as parts of Quebec, will be able experiencing some hazy skies throughout the day as winds push the smoke from Alberta. Some parts of Ontario are also facing a special air quality statement as a wildfire in Ontario is also burning.
In case you didn't know, it's been a scary few weeks for Alberta as they attempt to battle multiple wildfires throughout the province. Thousands have been evacuated from their towns and forced to relocate as firefighters and emergency services are working really hard to stop the fire from spreading.
Over 400 wildfires have started in Alberta this month alone, and six of these fires have been classified as out of control. Alberta has been rated as the highest possible danger level for wildfires and the province is doing everything in their power to put a stop to these fires.
However, as these wildfires continue the smoke is starting to blow into other provinces around Canada.
The smoke from these Alberta wildfires will be moving throughout Ontario today and into tomorrow. According to the Weather Network these hazy, smoke-filled skies can be spotted throughout areas such as Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie and even up in Thunder Bay.
A super red sun may have also been spotted this morning throughout Ontario as a result of these hazy skies and may be spotted tomorrow as well.
The smoke is expected to clear out of the province late Saturday as it is 'transported' further east.
On top of this, parts of Ontario are also facing a special air quality statement. Environment Canada has warned that high air pollution is expected throughout Pikangikum, Poplar Hill and MacDowell as smoke continues to rise due to a forest fire east of the Pikangikum community.
People in those areas may experience coughing, throat irritation, headaches and shortness of breath. Reducing activities outdoors is recommended until air quality improves.
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