Quebec wildfires cause Maine air-quality alert

The Associated Press
Posted June 02, 2010, at 6:03 a.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — Smoke from forest fires in northern Quebec will continue to cause a buildup of air pollution in northern New England, creating hazy condition and prompting health warnings.

Officials are warning that air pollution is expected to reach unhealthy levels in Maine and northern New Hampshire on Wednesday.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says in mildly smoky areas anyone suffering from respiratory or heart disease and children, and the elderly should stay indoors with windows and doors closed and avoid strenuous activities.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says even healthy individuals should consider limiting strenuous or prolonged activities.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says smoke will be a problem while the fires continue to burn depending on the wind.

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