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Alaskan wildfire smoke causes unhealthy air quality

By July 31, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

Smoke from two wildfires is condensed over the interior of Alaska, resulting in an advisory for unhealthy air quality over Fairbanks, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The dense layer of smoke is from two fires that have burned almost half a million acres so far. The borough canceled many sport practices and games until quality improves, according to a related story in the News-Miner. It recommends everyone limit exposure and that children, the elderly and people with respiratory or heart conditions completely avoid prolonged exposure.

– Emily Linroth

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