Vancouver smokey skies

Smoke from US fires blankets southern BC

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Smoke from massive wildfires in the US states of Washington, Oregon and California has drifted north and settled over southwestern British Columbia obscuring the blue skies in a late surge of summer weather and leaving a slight smell reminiscent of a campfire.

Vancouver smokey skies

A mid-morning shot shows the lone Chevron floating gas station in Coal Harbour with Canada Place and the towers of downtown Vancouver partially shrouded by the haze.

With all the smoke hanging around, health officials have asked anyone who has trouble breathing to avoid strenuous outdoor activity. It’s also recommended to stay indoors with windows and doors closed to limit exposure to the smog.

The smoke is expected to dissipate through the coming week.

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