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Precautionary fire smoke advisory lifted for Edmonton Zone

October 1, 2012

EDMONTON– Alberta Health Services has lifted the precautionary fire smoke advisory issued September 24 for the Edmonton Zone.

Monitoring indicates air quality in the Edmonton Zone is no longer being impacted by smoke from fires that were burning in northwestern Alberta, although the visibility or presence of smoke in the skyline may be possible over the next few days.

Residents with health concerns can contact Health Link Alberta to speak to a registered nurse

24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).

Information about the air quality in some areas of the Edmonton Zone is updated regularly on the Alberta Environment Air Quality Website: http://environment.alberta.ca/0977.html. Air quality information is also available by phone, toll-free, at 1-877-247-7333.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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