Environment Canada has issued a warning on Sunday. On that day, air pollution went up and reduced visibility was proclaimed. Environment Canada said that this was caused by wildfires that have ravaged the area for some time. The release stated:
“Smoke plumes from active forest fires in northwestern Ontario might affect portions of southern Ontario this afternoon. Particulate matter combining with ground-level ozone may deteriorate the air quality.”
The agency said that all residents exposed to the wildfires should take extra precautions. They said that wildfire smoke is a “constantly-changing mixture of particles and gases which includes many chemicals that can be harmful to your health,” especially to children and those with respiratory problems.
According to Environment Canada, these harmful conditions may persist into Monday as well. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said that, as of July 24, 150 fires burned in the province.