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Wildfire smoke blankets Northwest Territories, prompts special weather statements in several communities

Wildfire smoke blankets Northwest Territories, prompts special weather statements in several communities
From CBC - August 13, 2017

Smoke blowing in from fires in the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories is blanketing parts of the territory, including Yellowknife, promptingspecial air quality statements from Environment Canada.

The national weather service issued statements for several communities early Sunday morning, saying smoke could cause reduced visibility and poor air quality.

Environment Canada issued statements for Yellowknife, Fort Resolution, Lutselk'e, Fort Smith, Wekweeti, Whati and Behchoko.

The smoke is coming from fires south of Great Slave Lake and is expected to remain in place through early next week, Environment Canada said in the statements.

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