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

Smoke from wildfires in Canada triggered air quality alerts in more than a dozen U.S. states on Wednesday, with health officials warning people, especially those in sensitive groups, like children , the elderly or those with respiratory problems, to limit their time outdoors or to stay indoors.

In New York, heavy haze forced public schools to cancel outdoor activities and the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at LaGuardia due to low visibility.

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

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