Air quality statement issued for Calgary Wednesday evening

CALGARY — An air quality statement was issued for Calgary Wednesday evening as smoky, hot conditions enveloped the city.

Environment Canada issued the statement at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday.

“Wildfire smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility,” it said. The smoky conditions are expected to last through Thursday.

Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing combination of particles and gasses that can be harmful to your health.  For more details, please consult

A heat warning was also issued Wednesday afternoon for Calgary. The forecast is for temperatures to reach 30 degrees Thursday.

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