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Canada wildfires affect parts of the US, millions advised to mask up

Published on Jun 08, 2023 11:40 AM IST
  • More than 400 forest fires are still active across Canada. PM Justin Trudeau said this is the worst wildfire season ever in Canada.
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At least 100 million people across Canada and the United States were under pollution warnings after the smoke drifted hundreds of miles from Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. The smoke was flowing from dozens of wildfires in several Canadian provinces. (Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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At least 100 million people across Canada and the United States were under pollution warnings after the smoke drifted hundreds of miles from Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. The smoke was flowing from dozens of wildfires in several Canadian provinces. (Bloomberg)

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Buildings shrouded in smoke from Canada wildfires in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York, US. The US Northeast, including New York City, will continue to breathe in choking smoke from fires across eastern Canada for the next few days, raising health alarms across impacted areas.(Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Buildings shrouded in smoke from Canada wildfires in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York, US. The US Northeast, including New York City, will continue to breathe in choking smoke from fires across eastern Canada for the next few days, raising health alarms across impacted areas.(Bloomberg)

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was living through its “worst wildfire season” in recorded history during a briefing with journalists in Ottawa on June 7.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was living through its “worst wildfire season” in recorded history during a briefing with journalists in Ottawa on June 7.(AFP)

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In Canada itself, the devastating wildfires have displaced more than 20,000 people and scorched about 3.8 million hectares of land. (Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Canada itself, the devastating wildfires have displaced more than 20,000 people and scorched about 3.8 million hectares of land. (Getty Images via AFP)

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Cities along the US East Coast issued air quality alerts and thousands evacuated their homes in Canada. (Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Cities along the US East Coast issued air quality alerts and thousands evacuated their homes in Canada. (Getty Images via AFP)

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“This is not the day to train for a marathon or to do an outside event for your children,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a press conference, urging people to remain indoors or wear N95 masks.   (Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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“This is not the day to train for a marathon or to do an outside event for your children,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a press conference, urging people to remain indoors or wear N95 masks.   (Getty Images via AFP)

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A traffic officer wears an N95 mask in Times Square amid a smoky haze from wildfires in Canada on June 7 in New York City. New York topped the list of most polluted major cities in the world on June 6 night, as smoke from the fires continues to blanket the East Coast. (Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A traffic officer wears an N95 mask in Times Square amid a smoky haze from wildfires in Canada on June 7 in New York City. New York topped the list of most polluted major cities in the world on June 6 night, as smoke from the fires continues to blanket the East Coast. (Getty Images via AFP)

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A view of the Lower Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in a dense hazy sky at sunset on June 7 in New York City. Smoke and haze from large forest fires in Canada have covered the New York City region, blocking out sunlight and pushing the air quality index to hazardous levels. (Getty Images via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A view of the Lower Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in a dense hazy sky at sunset on June 7 in New York City. Smoke and haze from large forest fires in Canada have covered the New York City region, blocking out sunlight and pushing the air quality index to hazardous levels. (Getty Images via AFP)

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Smoke billows upwards from a planned ignition by firefighters tackling the Donnie Creek Complex wildfire south of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada on June 3.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Smoke billows upwards from a planned ignition by firefighters tackling the Donnie Creek Complex wildfire south of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada on June 3.(REUTERS)

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