Air quality in Kamloops has improved over the last 24 hours, after smoke from northern forest fires blanketed the city.
The readings dropped from around 200 yesterday to around 80 today on the B.C Government’s index.
Environment Ministry Air Quality Specialist Ralph Adams says conditions change rapidly.
“We have seen over and over again in Kamloops during fire seasons. we can go from very good summer conditions where we are in the range of five to 12 micrograms per cubic metre. We can suddenly go up to two or three hundred in a matter of hours and we appear to be in one of those situations.”
During the wildfires last year in Kamloops, smoke readings hit as high as 700, nearly ten times today’s level.