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Smoky skies warning for Fraser Canyon due to wildfire near Lytton

Nohomin Creek wildfire ignited on July 14, 2022, just west of Lytton.
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Smoke from the wildfire burning near Lytton has forced officials to issue a special air quality statement for the Fraser Canyon and 100 Mile House area.

Environment Canada and the Ministry of Environment issued a smoky skies bulletin today, July 15, due to the 800 hectare Nohomin Creek wildfire. 

READ MORE: 'More than four' Lytton First Nation structures destroyed by wildfire

The region will most likely be impacted by wildfire smoke for the next 24 to 48 hours.

This includes Highway 97 from 108 Mile House to Clinton, Bridge Lake and Canim Lake, the Fraser Canyon north including Lillooet and Andersen Lake and the Fraser Canyon along the Trans-Canada Highway from Lytton to Choate.

"People with pre-existing health conditions, respiratory infections such as COVID-19, older adults, pregnant women and infants, children, and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure," according to the bulletin.

READ MORE: Here's what a hectare really looks like

Environment Canada recommends drinking water to stay hydrated, to reduce outdoor activities if breathing becomes uncomfortable and carry medication with you if you have asthma or other chronic illness.

The next update will be available tomorrow. The current smoky skies bulletin can be found here.

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