Smoky skies are all over Ontario.
Smoke from forest fires in northern Ontario is billowing down towards southern cities in the province now, and it's bringing major apocalypse vibes to Toronto.
Environment Canada issued special air quality statements all across Ontario on Tuesday morning, including in major cities like Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston, thanks to huge amounts of wildfires up north.
As of this morning, 117 fires were active #ForestFires across Ontario, 103 of these are in the Northwest region. #Ontario has seen a total of 724 fires this season as compared to 414 last year on this date. The 10 year average is 458 fires by July 18. https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/S58D20R4Bt— Ontario Forest Fires (@Ontario Forest Fires) 1626640140
Ontario Forest Fires tweeted yesterday afternoon that there were 117 active fires across the province and that Ontario has apparently seen 724 fires this season alone.
There will be possible high levels of air pollution from the smoke of these ongoing forest fires, which will cause hazy conditions and reduced visibilities if the smoke comes closer to the ground.
Environment Canada cautions that wildfire smoke can contain several chemicals that can be harmful to your health, and Ontarians should take extra precautions if they are exposed to wildfire smoke.
Toronto heavy with smoke particles at around 8pm Monday #forestfires #airqualityalert @weathernetwork #shareyourweather #breathecarefullypic.twitter.com/FlraG5UWr2— John Wellner (@John Wellner) 1626750029
Residents may experience some symptoms like increased coughing, headaches, throat irritation or shortness of breath, and those with cardiovascular or lung diseases are especially at risk.
So there\u2019s Forrest fires In my province happening right now and I only found out today!!! What the heck. I\u2019m where the blue circle is near Toronto. FYI. #ontario #ForestFires #Canadapic.twitter.com/eqPXP0FPVd— MissSamanthaD (@MissSamanthaD) 1626764805