Canadian Wildfire Smoke Again Impacting Midwest Air Quality

(Des Moines, IA) — Smoke from Canadian wildfires is once again impacting air quality across the Upper Midwest. The EPA shows “moderate” to “unhealthy” air quality for sensitive groups in many parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, northern Nebraska and the Dakotas.

The wildfires in Canada have resulted in record levels of air contamination in Minnesota’s Twin Cities — with the air quality index reaching a level never seen since records have been kept. Forecasters say the smoke is heading East and it should move out of the region by the early part of the weekend.

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