- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Smoke drifting south from wildfires burning in Canada has spread into Colorado, prompting a health warning for the eastern half of the state.

A smoke advisory was issued for northeastern Colorado Monday and expanded to include all counties east of the Continental Divide Tuesday. Christopher Dann of the state’s air pollution control division says small particles of debris from the fires that is in the air poses the biggest threat to people with lung disease, older adults and children. Those groups are urged to limit prolonged or heavy exertion especially in areas where the visibility is less than five miles.

The haze, which coincided with rainy, cloudy weather, temporarily slowed flights at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning, causing average delays of about 30 minutes.

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