Satellite Imagery Shows Canada Wildfires Smoke Spreading Across North East States

More than 400 wildfires were burning across Canada on Monday, June 5, with 249 of the blazes still considered to be out of control, Canada’s Minister of Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair, said.

Satellite footage provided by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere shows wildfire smoke spreading down into northeastern United States on June 5.

Officials from Canada’s Natural Resources ministry told Reuters that if the current rate of fires continues, the country “could hit record levels for area burned” in a year. Credit: CIRA via Storyful

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