Wildfires in Canada cause smoky conditions in eastern North Dakota

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Wildfires in central Canada are sending smoke into eastern North Dakota and causing smoky conditions.

the Department of Health is urging residents, and people in the eastern part of the state to limit prolonged outdoor activities while smoky conditions remain.

Particulate matter has been increasing over the last few hours. Particulate matters consists of extremely small particles of ashes and soot found in the air.

Particulate can be irritating to the respiratory system and those who suffer from chronic pulmonary disease, asthma or allergies.

For up-to-date information on the region’s current air quality and tips for respiratory protection during a smoke event visit: 

https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires.

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