Smoke from 140 historic wildfires that have ravaged the Canadian province of Quebec has prompted warnings of poor air quality across the northeastern United States. New York suffers the consequences.
New York was shrouded in a thick orange haze. This apocalyptic film is the result of a historic fire that hits Quebec. The Canadian province is actively battling 140 active wildfires, which have produced the most smoke, across the border, into the United States. 100 million people are affected by poor air quality.
An air pollution warning has been extended across the northeastern United States from Chicago to Atlanta.
In New York, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyscrapers were shrouded in orange and brown smog, while Covid masks reappeared on the streets. Schools have canceled outdoor activities. Due to poor visibility, some flights were forced to stop at airports like LaGuardia.
A terrible fire in Canada
After the Canadian provinces of Alberta (West) and Nova Scotia (East), it is now Quebec’s turn to be hit by “unprecedented” fires: about 140 fires are currently active, and nearly a hundred are considered out of control. Society for the Protection of Forests against Fire (Sopfeu). And no significant rain is likely before Monday night.
“With the staff we have now, we can cover about 40 fires at a time”François Legault, the premier of the province, announced. “We need to focus on the most urgent areas”he added.
Quebec has put hundreds of people on the ground. With international assistance, incl One hundred firefighters from France Come Friday, the province hopes to increase its force to 1,200.
“Hundreds American Firefighters Just arrived in Canada, others are coming”Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement last night after meeting with US President Joe Biden.
More than 20,000 Canadians have now been evacuated across the country, more than half of them in Quebec, where the government is preparing to evacuate another 4,000.