According to Environment Canada, wildfire smoke is impacting the air quality and visibility in portions of Ontario today. An air quality statement has been issued by the weather office for a region spanning from the Toronto area to Algonquin, and to the Kingston area.
The statement said high levels of air pollution are possible as smoke is currently “expected or occurring.” Ontario is battling forest fires in the northwestern region of the province. The fires are creating smoke plumes that could transition over to the southern regions of the province.
The weather agency said if smoke goes down to ground level, air quality can drastically get worse. Environment Canada says people in the region may experience symptoms of coughing, throat irritations, headaches, or shortness of breath.
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