While the BC Ministry of Environment issued a Smokey Skies bulletin last week, it’s hard to recall a time when the smoke was thicker than it was Tuesday afternoon over Prince George.
The heavy smoke began to move over the city this morning, turning a bright day in what appeared to be an overcast day as the afternoon wore on.
Environment Canada says there is stagnant air hanging over the region right now with a light breeze blowing from the southwest. That suggests the smoke may be coming from three fires southwest of the city, the 1,900 hectare Big Bend fire, the 2,100 hectare Bishop Bluff fire, or the 1,340 hectare Tatelkuz Lake fire.
Not surprisingly, BC Environment air quality measurements have worsened through the day in Prince George.