Smoke has once again settled in over Swift Current and the area. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement, with the air quality being rated at a score of 10+.

Smoke this thick means reduced visibility, and health concerns for those with pre-existing conditions and other conditions, along with general limited exposure being recommended. 

Individuals should limit their exposure, staying inside. Smoke can lead to irritation of the lungs, and eyes, and be cause for sore throats, noses, and potentially other bodily areas. 

If anyone needs to leave their home, it is recommended you keep time outside to a minimum and avoid lingering when possible. 

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