‘Apocalyptic Glow’: Canadians Share Images of Hazy Skies Caused by US Forest Fires


TORONTO – Smoke from the wildfires raging on the west coast of the United States has reached Canadian provinces, where residents have shared images of the “apocalyptic” sky.

As of Tuesday afternoon, smoke from the wildfires has reportedly reached the Maritimes, leaving much of Canada’s skies with a hazy glow.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted an image of the hazy Ontario skies, where he called the phenomenon a “connected world”.

Others posted images of the sky from backyard balconies in Vancouver, camping trips, smoky mountains in Canmore, Alta. and misty sunsets in southwestern Ontario.

The town of Powell River, B.C., about 170 kilometers north of Vancouver, tweeted footage of their famous Hulks, ships used during World War II that now serve as breakwaters for the region, where the view behind the ships is completely invisible.

“(Powell River) is normally renowned for having some of the purest air in Canada,” the tweet read.

Environment Canada has issued an air quality alert for southern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta. The agency said conditions are expected to remain for the next 24 to 72 hours.

According to the US AirNow Fire and Smoke Map, air quality in the rest of Canada remains good.


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