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Quebec fires threaten N.S. air quality

Smoke from more than 50 forest fires in Quebec is threatening to affect air quality in Nova Scotia.

According to a release issued by Environment Canada yesterday morning, the fires raging across Quebec’s northern and central regions have produced “significant” plumes of smoke that appear to be travelling east.

Environment Canada warned of reduced air quality, especially in Nova Scotia’s western region, for yesterday morning and evening. Quebec’s forest fire fighting agency reported 52 fires burning as of mid-afternoon on Saturday. Firefighters from Quebec, New Brunswick, New Hampshire and Maine have been battling the blazes.

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