A grassfire northwest of Airdrie is currently causing localized poor air quality and reduced visibility.

The smoke from the wildfire can have adverse effects on health, even at low concentrations. Everyone is encouraged to minimize exposure to wildfire smoke.

Individuals with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions (such as asthma), older adults, children, pregnant individuals, and those who work outdoors face a higher risk of health issues due to wildfire smoke. Consult with your healthcare provider to create a plan for managing smoke events and ensure you have an ample supply of necessary medications at home. Carry these medications with you during the wildfire season.

If breathing becomes uncomfortable or you or someone in your care feels unwell, reduce or stop physical activity. Seek advice from your healthcare provider or local health authority if severe symptoms develop.

The Special Air Quality Statement is also in effect for Airdrie, Olds, and Sundre.

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