Smoke From Western US Wildfires Causes Hazy Sunrise in Maine

Smoke and haze from wildfires in the western United States drifted across the northeast of the country on Tuesday, July 20, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The smoke moved east as large wildfires, fanned by extreme heat and drought, burned in several states including California and Oregon, where the Bootleg Fire had burned over 388,000 acres (about 606 square miles).

This footage was shared by the NWS in Maine, who said the smoke caused a hazy sunrise at Auburn-Lewiston Airport on Tuesday morning. Credit: US National Weather Service Gray ME via Storyful

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