Canada Wildfire Smoke Prompts Air Quality Alerts in Colorado, Montana

"Smoke from Canada wildfires prompts air quality alerts in Colorado, Montana

DENVER — Smoke from dozens of raging wildfires in western Canada has drifted south into the United States and prompted the states of Colorado and Montana to issue air quality alerts.

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment put out alerts and advisories for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon for much of the eastern half of the state, including Denver. It warned that air quality may be unhealthy during that period.

“People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion; everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion,” the department said."

The Associated Press had the story May 21, 2023.

Source: AP, 05/22/2023