Wildfire smoke triggers poor air quality in southern Ontario

People are being advised to limit their time outdoors

Sure smelled like someone was having a campfire.

Smoke from wildfires burning in northeastern Ontario and Quebec pushed into the central part of the province on Tuesday afternoon and shrouded Barrie in a smokey haze.

The conditions will linger on Wednesday.

Kempenfelt Bay on Tuesday evening, June 27/2023/Barrie 360

An air quality advisory is in effect from Parry Sound to the Greater Toronto Area.

The air quality index is expected to be in the high-risk range.

Environment Canada is advising people to limit their time outdoors, especially for those individuals with heart or lung disease, older adults and children, and people who are pregnant.

The air should begin to clear on Thursday, but there will be patches of local smoke.

Banner image: Barrie 360/photoTuesday, June 27, 2023, Kempenfelt Bay