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Special air quality statement ends; burn ban lifted for Sarnia

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Environment Canada has ended a special air quality statement for Sarnia-Lambton, as of Friday, and Sarnia Fire Rescue Services has lifted a burn ban that had been in effect for the city.

“Fire Chief Bryan Van Gaver would like to thank all Sarnia residents for their assistance in reducing the impact of smoke on air quality,” a news release noted, Saturday, following the ban on recreational open-air burning implemented on June 27.

Earlier this week, Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) ratings reached levels to be considered ‘Very High Risk’ due to smoke plumes from active forest fires in northeastern Ontario and Quebec.

“While air quality continues to improve, residents are advised to follow the directions of Lambton Public Health as it relates to air-quality-related health concerns,” Sarnia Fire Rescue added.

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