As the wildfires in California continue to wreak havoc, the effects can still be felt across the border in Canada. Wildfire smoke in Victoria amounts roughly to 42 million kilograms hovering in the area according to The Weather Network.
The air quality has significantly decreased from where it was just a week ago, where Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton describes it as having "had the equivalent of 44 cigarettes over the past week directly into your lungs."
While being inside may be more beneficial in terms of reduced smoke exposure, you are not out of the woods yet. The Smokey Skies Bulletin issued for southern regions of BC yesterday suggests running a HEPA filter to improve indoor air quality.
While B.C. has been affected greatly by the wildfires, nine other provinces are also feeling its effects.
With over 1.3 million hectares burned in the Western U.S. so far and no immediate end in sight, air quality may concern for time to come.