Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for the Estevan area as of Tuesday afternoon due to smoke that is moving into the region.

"Smoke is causing or expected to cause poor air quality and reduced visibility," the statement said.

"A cold front moving southwards through southern Saskatchewan will concentrate forest fire smoke from wildfires over the northern prairies along it. As this front progresses southwards tonight and into Wednesday, it will drag a band of thicker smoke through most regions of central and southern Saskatchewan."

Environment Canada went on to say that wildfire smoke can be harmful to everyone's health. 

"People with lung disease (such as asthma) or heart disease, older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who work outdoors are at higher risk of experiencing health effects caused by wildfire smoke," the statement said. "Speak with your health care provider about developing a management plan for wildfire smoke events and maintaining a supply of necessary medications at home and always carrying these medications with you during wildfire season."

"Stop or reduce your activity level if breathing becomes uncomfortable or you or someone in your care feel unwell. Contact your health care provider or local health authority if you develop severe symptoms or need advice."

You can read the full statement here.

The statement is in effect for Estevan, Weyburn, Radville and Milestone.