Manitoba affected by BC wildfire smoke, special air quality alert in effect

The grey areas of this map show areas under a special air quality statement from Environment Canada

The haze is better in some areas, but Environment Canada is warning of reduced visibility and air quality. Those who must go outdoors are recommended to wear a N-95 rated respirator mask.

Thick smoke from wildfires across the west and northwest are plaguing multiple states, with thick smoke and unsafe air quality, including Colorado.

The service says air quality in Western Washington is expected to worsen starting Sunday.

The Clean Air Agency is urging everyone to stay indoors as much as possible and keep windows closed.

A new mobile app from The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality allows you to have information about your area's air quality conditions at your fingertips.

There should be "some" improvement to our air quality by late Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

She said the colors following yellow are the main concern.

"The millions of vehicles on Bay Area roads during these hot summer months create unhealthy air quality and make breathing more hard for many", said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air district. A planned burn was carried out on the fire's southern edge on Sunday, which officials said would help ensure that the flames would not spread any farther in that direction. Residents of the town about 325 miles north of Vancouver posted images to social media in the morning hours, long after sunrise, to show the world what their city looks like.

Overall, hundreds of thousands of hectares of land across B.C. have been scorched by this year's 1,891 known wildfires - more than the province has seen in any full year since 2009.