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Anchorage air quality advisory lifted

By Hope Miller 3:09 PM May 27, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

It’s safe to resume outdoor activities again, health officials say.

Following some much-needed rain, Anchorage’s Department of Health and Human Services canceled the air quality health advisory issued last Wednesday.

The advisory was announced after smoke from the Funny River and Tyonek wildfires crept into the Anchorage Bowl. Smoke concentrations have since dissipated and air quality is considered good, the DHHS said in a statement. The current air quality conditions are expected to stick around through the ongoing weather pattern.

A spokesperson with Providence Alaska Medical Center said she hadn’t noticed an increase in patients with respiratory issues over the past week.

People can call 343-4899 for municipal air quality updates or click here for more information.

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