🔥Coffee Creek wildfire blankets North Peace region in smoke…


Friday, May 5, 2023 | 10:09 am. Last updated on May 6, 2023 at 11:24 am.

UPDATE: Poor air quality due to wildfire smoke will continue to dominate in the BC Peace Region this weekend with levels above 10+. Strong wind gusts will continue to blow thick smoke around the region. As of May 6, 2023 at 11:24 am.

Residents of the North Peace region are being advised of heavy smoke to continue to blanket the region as the Coffee Creek wildfire continues to burn north of Fort St. John…

The wildfire is now classified as Being Held and is not likely to spread beyond its predetermined boundaries. The fire remains at an approximately 60 hectares, according to the latest information found on the BC Wildfire website.

Please note that wildfire smoke originating from fires in northern Alberta may also be visible over the next 24 hours in the South Peace, North Peace and Fort Nelson regions.

Alaska Highway in Fort St. John on May 5, 2023. – DriveBC.ca

The next bulletin update will be available May 06, 2023.

Tips to reduce your smoke exposure:

  • Smoke levels may be lower indoors but will still be elevated, so stay aware of your symptoms
    even when you are indoors.
  • Running a commercially available HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter can improve
    indoor air quality in the room where the device is located.
  • If you have a forced air heating/cooling system in your home, it may help to change the
    filter and set the fan to run continuously.
  • Reduce indoor air pollution sources such as smoking, burning incense, and frying foods.
  • If travelling in a car with air conditioning, keep the windows up and the ventilation set to
  • If you are very sensitive to smoke, consider moving to another location with cleaner air,
    but be aware that conditions can change rapidly.
  • Maintaining good overall health is a good way to prevent health effects resulting from
    short-term exposure to air pollution.

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