Air quality advisory lifted for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

An air quality advisory for the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley stemming from the B.C. interior wildfires has been lifted.

The advisory was issued Aug. 1 and alerted residents to “fine particulate matter” in the air, which had wafted across the region from wildfires burning throughout B.C.

Due to changes in weather patterns and winds, much of the haze has started to lift beginning Saturday, allowing for the air quality advisory to be cancelled.

“Note that forest fires in areas outside our region remain active,” read the update from the Metro Vancouver authority. “If smoke from these fires causes air quality to deteriorate again, another air quality advisory may be initiated.”

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