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In a video captured on August 21 from a hill north of Vancouver, thick smoke from wildfires in the province of British Columbia can be seen hanging over the city, as almost 600 wildfires in continue to burn.

Air quality can be tracked by the district's Real-time Air Advisory Network.

Before the smoke cleared out overnight, many municipalities reported heavier concentrations of the haze late Wednesday.

Via Environment Canada
Via Environment Canada

ISLAND, B.C- The smoke on the West Coast has receded today.

While the advisory has been lifted for parts of the region, Ries warns wildfires are still burning across the province, and smoke could impact air quality again.

"Wind chimes are ringing, leaves on trees are rustling, window shades are banging, the smell of smoke is fading and there is a feeling of normality and well-being", Cliff Mass, a University of Washington meteorologist, wrote on his weather blog.

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"But over the next few days I'm afraid the quality of air in Beijing will be better", he continued.

According to the air-quality monitoring smartphone application Sh**t!

Visit www.weather.gc.ca to stay up to date with all of Environment Canada's weather and air quality advisories.

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By Thursday evening, VanHorn said Spokane should see a fairly significant upgrade from the weeks-long trend of very bad air.

Cooler temperatures and fresh Pacific air blowing toward the coast are credited for the reprieve, but forecasters said winds over the Interior will pin the smoke there and communities downwind of wildfires will stay shrouded for the foreseeable future. Some room air cleaners, such as HEPA filters, can help reduce indoor particulate levels provided they are the right size for your home and filters are changed regularly.

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