Canadian wildfire smoke triggers ‘dangerous’ air quality alerts and ground planes in US: live updates

Smoke from wildfires in Canada continues to trigger air quality alerts in US states, with health officials warning people, especially those in sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly or suffering respiratory problems, to limit their time outdoors.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued a ground stop on all flights to New York’s LaGuardia Airport due to poor visibility. The air quality index reached “dangerous” levels in Philadelphia, where everyone was urged to stay indoors.

Yahoo News provides live updates on wildfire smoke and its ongoing impacts. Follow the live blog below.

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