Wildfire Smoke Hazes MA: Where Its Coming From

MASSACHUSETTS — If you’re wondering why the skies have turned hazy, the answer lies in Canada. The smoke is connected to massive wildfires in the western part of the country.

The National Weather Service said the high-altitude smoke from Alberta wildfires is “leading to reddish sunrises & hazy, milky looking skies.”


The smoke is well aloft and poses no adverse health risks, according to a National Weather Service Boston tweet.

On Sunday, there were 84 fires burning in the province, 23 of which were out of control, The Associated Press reported. The fires have led to evacuations, with more than 10,000 people sheltering away from their homes.

Scattered rains and smoke cover led to cooler temperatures which did help firefighting efforts over the weekend. However, one official told the AP that while he was “optimistic” that the forecast rain would make some difference, “we are not out of the woods yet.”

Neighboring province British Columbia has also been plagued by wildfires. An out-of-control blaze led to the evacuation of Tzenzaicut Lake, about 375 miles north of Vancouver.

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