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There's now a smog advisory in Quebec because of massive forest fires

A fire raging this week in Quebec has created massive clouds of smog that can be seen in parts of the province even far away from the fire.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements and special air quality statements for many areas of Quebec, coupled with heat and smog warnings.

"Smoke from a peat fire in the Kamouraska area is causing poor air quality. The poor air quality will persist through early afternoon," read the smog warnings.

"Smog especially affects asthmatic children and people with respiratory ailments or heart disease. It is therefore recommended that these individuals avoid intense physical activity outdoors until the smog warning is lifted."

A rare spring of heat waves and little rain has made for ideal conditions for forest fires this season, with SOPFEU reporting 447 fires already this year. 

People in downtown areas are cataloguing the blanket of smog overhead on social media. 

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