Canadian Wildfire Smoke Choking Quarter Of US

  • Air pollution is spiking from wildfires that have been raging in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Nova Scotia.
  • “A band of smoke from wildfires in Quebec will continue to linger across east central and southeast Minnesota today due to very light winds,” the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency tweeted Monday, adding that air quality should improve in the evening as thunderstorms help disperse smoke particles from the air.
  • Some 414 fires were burning in Canada on Tuesday evening including 239 considered “out of control, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre said. Canada is experiencing one of the worst starts to its wildfire season ever recorded. More than 6.7 million acres have already burned this year, federal officials said last week.
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