Smoke blankets Agassiz-Harrison as American wildfires burn

Caro Clark’s horse, Gary Glitter, looks on as smoke surrounds the land just a few feet in front of him. Smoke from wildfires on the west coast of the United States has spread throughout B.C. (Contributed Photo/Caro Clark)Caro Clark’s horse, Gary Glitter, looks on as smoke surrounds the land just a few feet in front of him. Smoke from wildfires on the west coast of the United States has spread throughout B.C. (Contributed Photo/Caro Clark)
The sun strains to pierce the thick layer of smoke in the Agassiz-Harrison area as American firefighters continue to battle blazes throughout the west coast. (Contribtued Photo/Dustin Neufeld)The sun strains to pierce the thick layer of smoke in the Agassiz-Harrison area as American firefighters continue to battle blazes throughout the west coast. (Contribtued Photo/Dustin Neufeld)
Air quality throughout the Lower Mainland took a strong dip when smoke from the States drifted into the province. Those with certain medical conditions are advised to stay indoors. (Contribtued photo/James Larsen)Air quality throughout the Lower Mainland took a strong dip when smoke from the States drifted into the province. Those with certain medical conditions are advised to stay indoors. (Contribtued photo/James Larsen)
Those with chronic conditions or infected with COVID-19 are advised to stay indoors especially while smoky conditions linger throughout the area due to widespread wildfires throughout Washington and Oregon. (Contributed PHoto/Johnnie Balfour)Those with chronic conditions or infected with COVID-19 are advised to stay indoors especially while smoky conditions linger throughout the area due to widespread wildfires throughout Washington and Oregon. (Contributed PHoto/Johnnie Balfour)
A dandelion stands while heifers graze under a still hazy sky. Smoky conditions prevailed throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond due to American wildfires. (Contributed Photo/Julaine Treur)A dandelion stands while heifers graze under a still hazy sky. Smoky conditions prevailed throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond due to American wildfires. (Contributed Photo/Julaine Treur)
A smoky haze obscured the mountains – and realistically, everything else – surrounding Agassiz-Harrison. Air quality continues to be an issue as of publication, so those with respiratory conditions especially are advised to stay indoors. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Ellis)A smoky haze obscured the mountains – and realistically, everything else – surrounding Agassiz-Harrison. Air quality continues to be an issue as of publication, so those with respiratory conditions especially are advised to stay indoors. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Ellis)
An area beach appears to be empty as the sun breaks through the smoke and fog, if only for a while. It’s estimated that as of Tuesday (September 15) the wildfires raging in the United States have killed roughly 30 people. (Contributed Photo/Mary Lowry Henry)An area beach appears to be empty as the sun breaks through the smoke and fog, if only for a while. It’s estimated that as of Tuesday (September 15) the wildfires raging in the United States have killed roughly 30 people. (Contributed Photo/Mary Lowry Henry)
A flock of geese fly over a smoke-covered field. Wildfires in the States have blanketed much of southern B.C. in smoke as air quality issues abound (Contributed Photo/Sarah McNeil).A flock of geese fly over a smoke-covered field. Wildfires in the States have blanketed much of southern B.C. in smoke as air quality issues abound (Contributed Photo/Sarah McNeil).

Wildfires raged throughout the western United States, razing hectares of forested land in Washington, Oregon, California and beyond. The smoke drifted into the Agassiz-Harrison area and has caused health advisories and air quality issues throughout southern B.C.

Fraser Health advises those who have certain health conditions, especially respiratory issues, to stay indoors while conditions persist.

For the latest updates on air quality readings throughout the Fraser Valley, visit www.env.gov.bc.ca.

RELATED: Widespread smoke in the forecast across the region

WATCH: Drone footage of smoky skies over Cultus Lake

– With files from Jennifer Feinberg

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