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Smoke decreased air quality in Kamloops

Smoky skies from downtown Kamloops looking northeast.
September 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Smoke from the Elephant Hill fire brought bad air quality with it.

Last night, Sept. 2, smoke rolled back into town. Rachel Witt, an information officer for the B.C. Wildfire Service, said they have had many calls for new fires but wants to ensure the public that it is just smoke from the Elephant Hill fire."

"We did go on a smoke chase but the caller had just seen smoke from Elephant Hill," said Witt.

There is a special air quality statement in effect for Kamloops today, Sep. 3.

The air quality index scores Kamloops is now an eight out of 10. This is high risk and for more information on the air quality index, click here.

Let us know how the smoke is in your area in the comments below.


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