Large parts of North America are being heavily impacted by the wildfires that are happening in Eastern Canada.

More Information About The Canadian Wildfires

A series of wildfires began in Canada on June 2, 2023, mostly focused in the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Quebec. By June 5h, more than 200 separate fires were reported to be burning in Eastern Central Canada and more than 10,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

There are so many fires, and they are burning so hot, that the smoke is raising air quality concerns and creating all sorts of health issues throughout North America, and the smoke is especially thick and having an impact in Ontario, Quebec, and New York as wind patterns circulate the smoke all over the Northeast.

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Erie County Department Of Health Recommends People Take Precautions When Outside

Things are getting so bad that, in addition to the hazy skies and recent reports that actual ash is falling from the skies in places all over the Empire State, health departments all over the area are issuing various warnings of ways to stay healthy.

Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash
Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash

The impacts of smoke inhalation should not be minimized and because of this, the Erie County Department of Health is recommending that people considering wearing masks if they need to be outside for an extended period of time.

If you have to go outside for an extended period of time, a well-fitted N95 mask can filter out some particles in polluted air. People who wear N95 masks when outside should avoid strenuous activity. Reducing exposure to polluted outdoor air is the best way to avoid negative health effects.
-Erie County Department of Health

If you do need to be outside over the next several days, please make sure you take precautions to stay healthy.

10 Tips To Prevent Wildfires

Smokey The Bear said it best, "only you can prevent wildfires." Well, it's a lot easier said than done, Smokey. Great name for a bear trying to warn us about fire hazards, by the way.

In order to prevent wildfires, you have to first know how they can be prevented. Here are 10 tips provided by the Department Of Interior that will help you in your every day life, so you can enjoy being outside, camping, and having bonfires without it turning into a problem.

Here are their 10 tips, along with some simplified explanations from me.

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