Wildfire smoke causes poor air quality for sensitive groups

LIMA — People with asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions should limit their time outdoors Tuesday as wildfire smoke from Canada has reached the Lima region, bringing air pollutants that may cause difficulty breathing and throat irritation for sensitive populations, according to Accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

The NWS Wilmington station issued an air quality alert Tuesday for the Miami Valley Region as air pollution in that region “may approach or exceed unhealthy standards,” though no formal alert has been issued for the Lima region as of Tuesday morning.