Countless trees are burning in eastern Canada. There are more than 150 fires there, according to the Quebec Province Forest Fire Protection Agency on Tuesday. 110 of them are out of control. The smoke from the intense fire is now shrouding large parts of eastern Canada and the north-east of the USA in a haze. The air there is acrid, the sky turns yellowish-grey, the airways become irritated.
Now he’s moved to New York. The US metropolis was wrapped in a foggy veil, wrote the “New York Times” late Tuesday evening (local time). Photos show how cloudy the sky is over the Manhattan skyline.
Adams: “Very unhealthy”
The city issued a warning about poor air quality. After measurements at 10 p.m. (local time), New York Mayor Eric Adams announced that the air had become “very unhealthy” in parts of the city.
Authorities in Canada’s metropolises of Ottawa and Toronto and in the US states of Minnesota and Massachusetts also warned residents about bad air. Numerous fires have been raging in western Canada and now also in the north-east of the USA for weeks. In the southeastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the situation has recently eased somewhat.
AR/se (dpa, ap)