Residents of the Kangiqsualujjuaq community could smell smoke on Friday, as a forest fire spreads about 75 kilometers away, in Kuururjuaq National Park.
The fire would pose little risk, according to SOPFEU.
Covering an area of 113 hectares, the fire spread nearly 10 kilometers from the Qurlutuarjuq camps and 75 km east of the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq.
For now, the risk from smoke inhalation is low. However, the National Park area is to be avoided in time to control the fire.
People in the community should pay particular attention to more vulnerable people, such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. It is entirely possible to experience some of the following symptoms when inhaling smoke: itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat or headache.
The fire is being monitored very closely by SOPFEU as well as by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (RRSSSN).