Air quality advisory extended in Clark County

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Bay Area residents are advised to avoid exposure by the smoke by staying inside with windows and doors closed, and to set air conditioning units and auto vent systems to re-circulate to stop outside air from coming inside.

Albertans across the province noticed the taste and smell of smoke hanging in the air, with many towns and cities air qualities deteriorating throughout the day.

An air quality advisory issued in Clark County because of wildfire smoke has been extended through Wednesday, according to the department of air quality.

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The Air Quality Health Index for Drayton Valley reached an 8 on a possible scale of 10 Tuesday afternoon, signalling 'high risk'. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease are especially at risk.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.

"During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour", the statement warns.

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