Canada wildfires affect parts of the US, millions advised to mask up

More than 400 forest fires are still active across Canada. PM Justin Trudeau said this is the worst wildfire season

Published on Jun 08, 2023 11:40 AM IST 9 Photos

At least 100 million people across Canada and the United States were under pollution warnings after the smoke drifted hundreds of miles from Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. The smoke was flowing from dozens of wildfires in several Canadian provinces. (Bloomberg)

Buildings shrouded in smoke from Canada wildfires in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York, US. The US Northeast, including New York City, will continue to breathe in choking smoke from fires across eastern Canada for the next few days, raising health alarms across impacted areas.(Bloomberg)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was living through its “worst wildfire season” in recorded history during a briefing with journalists in Ottawa on June 7.(AFP)


In Canada itself, the devastating wildfires have displaced more than 20,000 people and scorched about 3.8 million hectares of land. (Getty Images via AFP)

Cities along the US East Coast issued air quality alerts and thousands evacuated their homes in Canada. (Getty Images via AFP)