Smoke from fires prompts advisory

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Medicine Hat is under an Air Quality Advisory.  Alberta Health Services has issued the advisory for all of the south zone because of the smoke and officials say it could get worse yet.  The smoke is being blown in from wildfires and it’s thought that until the weather patterns change, it will be around for a few days.  Officials say individuals with breathing problems like asthma, and those with heart conditions may notice a worsening of symptoms, due to the current air conditions. These individuals are advised to monitor their health and take the precautions routinely recommended by their physicians if a worsening of symptoms occurs. Children and elderly are also at higher risk of smoke-related illness.