July 31, 2009

Alaskan wildfire smoke causes unhealthy air quality

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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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