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We are seeing warmer and drier weather across British Columbia earlier than usual. Hot weather is a significant reason why we are seeing wildfires and extreme fire danger ratings across the province.
People at higher risk:
Individuals respond differently to smoke exposure; listen to your body and reduce smoke exposure if it is impacting you. The hazards from wildfire smoke vary for individuals depending on how often a person is exposed, the concentration of the particulate and the activity level during exposure.
Both older adults and older pets are more likely to be affected by smoke exposure. Children, also have a higher risk because kids breathe in more air per pound of body weight than adults do. Animals with shorter noses, like Boston Terriers and Pugs, have a higher risk of respiratory issues.