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Wisconsin Subject to Air Quality Advisory Due to Smoke from Forest Fires in Canada |  Weather







Its color tinged with drifting plumes of smoke generated by wildfires in the western United States and Canada, a red-orange sun descends towards the horizon in Oconomowoc on Monday as Colin Gazdecki returns from fishing at Lake La Beautiful. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, which tracks wildfires across the United States, there are currently 83 large active fires burning over one million acres.


JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL


All of Wisconsin is subject to an air quality advisory due to smoke from forest fires in Canada.

The advisory, which the National Weather Service released Tuesday afternoon, is in effect until midnight Wednesday. Particulate pollution can make air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups until the advisory expires.

Sensitive groups include children, the elderly, people with respiratory and heart problems, and anyone engaging in strenuous outdoor activities for long periods of time, according to the weather service.

Wisconsin Subject to Air Quality Advisory Due to Smoke from Forest Fires in Canada |  Weather

The smoke affects all 72 counties in Wisconsin, the weather service said.

In Madison, scattered smoke was expected before 9 p.m. and then again after midnight on Wednesday.

Smoke was expected to start to abate from Tuesday evening through Wednesday as a cold front began to force its way through the state.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, which tracks wildfires across the United States, there are currently 83 large active fires burning over one million acres.

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