The current smoke plume is being generated from a large fire in Eastern Saskatchewan (close to the Manitoba border). Current models show that the smoke should be dissipating this evening and should be out of the area around 8:00 p.m.
The current Air Quality Health Index for Lamont County is rated at 4, being a moderate risk.
• Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous activities outdoors if you are experiencing symptoms.
• Find out if you are at risk (https://www.canada.ca/.../air-quality.../health-risks.html)
• No need to modify your usual outdoor activities unless you experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
To keep up to date on the air quality in Lamont County, please visit https://weather.gc.ca/airquality/pages/abaq-017_e.html.