Canada wildfires trigger health warnings in New York

Smoke from the hundreds of wildfires blazing in eastern Canada has drifted south, casting a hazy pall over New York

Published on Jun 07, 2023 06:31 PM IST 7 Photos

A view of The Statue of Liberty covered in haze and smoke caused by wildfires in Canada, in New York on June 6. An unusually early and intense start to the wildfire season has set Canada on track for its worst-ever year as warm and dry conditions are forecast to persist for months. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a health advisory for counties including New York, Bronx, and Queens, reported Reuters. (Amr Alfiky / Reuters )

The sun rises over a hazy New York skyline as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey on June 7. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern US in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray, and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside, reported AP.(Seth Wenig / AP)

A pedestrian walks along the Brooklyn Promenade as a reddish haze enshrouds the Manhattan skyline as a result of Canadian wildfires on June 6, There are blazes in nearly all of Canada's 10 provinces and territories, with Quebec being the worst impacted due to multiple fires caused by lightning, reported Reuters. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images via AFP)


A man sits in front of the New York city skyline and east river shrouded in smoke, in Brooklyn, on June 6. (Ed Jones / AFP)

Buildings in lower Manhattan in New York are partially obscured by smoke from Canadian wildfires on June 6. About 3.3 million hectares have already burned, some 13 times the 10-year average, and more than 120,000 people have been temporarily forced out of their homes, reported Reuters. (Patrick Sison / AP)