Canada’s Wildfires Affect the Air Quality in the US

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Canadians are facing massive wildfires in their country, and affected regions are even complying with evacuation orders. The officials in the western part of Canada are well aware of the dreadful situation, which is why they’ve warned the population of intense wildfires.

The news is shared by AXIOS, and it seems that Canada is facing 139 blazes. Four of those fires got out of control, unfortunately – one good example is represented by the Parker Lake fire from northern British Columbia. More than 20,000 acres were affected by the natural disaster.

The air quality of six US states is affected

The same source mentioned above reveals that the wildfires from Canada are affecting the air quality in six states of the neighboring country USA: Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

A minimum number of 3,500 residents were forced to leave their homes as a result of the wildfires.

Sharleen Gale, the Fort Nelson First Nation Chief, stated, as Aljazeera quotes:

We cannot stress the urgency of this situation enough,

Your lives are of paramount importance, and it is imperative that you leave the community immediately for your own safety. Please take this warning seriously and evacuate without delay.

In general, wildfires, which are also known as forest fires, occur year-round in Canada. The most active period spans from May through September, and wildfires can not only cause extensive damage – they can put the lives of many in danger.

Extended periods of hot, dry weather and a lack of rain make fires more likely to occur. However, it’s important to keep in mind that hot weather alone cannot trigger a grass or wildfire.


Cristian Antonescu
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