It will be another day of coughing and sneezing for many people across New York State.

As the wildfires continue to burn in Canada, the winds will sweep the smoke down and across parts of New York State.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued air quality warnings for much of New York State.


WHAT DOES UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY MEAN?

When the air quality is at an "Unhealthy" level it means that people that have respiratory issues could have serious health effects, and some members of the general public may also experience health effects

WHAT DOES UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS MEAN?

When officials issued this warning, it means that the air quality could have an adverse effect on people with respiratory issues.

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF AIR QUALITY WARNINGS?

Orange AQI level (101-150): Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Red AQI level (151-200): Categorized as Unhealthy
Purple AQI Level (201-300): Very Unhealthy
Maroon AQI Level (301-500): Hazardous

When air quality alerts of Orange or higher are issued, officials advise that people should limit their outdoor time if possible.

7 Unsuspecting Items That May Spark Wildfires

With extremely dry conditions across the state, the Michigan DNR is reminding residents of the following everyday items that may accidentally spark a fire.

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Unbelievable Time Lapse of Wildfire Smoke Consuming New York City

10 Tips To Prevent Wildfires

Smokey The Bear said it best, "only you can prevent wildfires." Well, it's a lot easier said than done, Smokey. Great name for a bear trying to warn us about fire hazards, by the way.

In order to prevent wildfires, you have to first know how they can be prevented. Here are 10 tips provided by the Department Of Interior that will help you in your every day life, so you can enjoy being outside, camping, and having bonfires without it turning into a problem.

Here are their 10 tips, along with some simplified explanations from me.

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