Canadian Wildfire Smoke Has New York Looking Like A Post-Apocalyptic World

New York city skyline
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The Canadian wildfires are now rapidly affecting the United States.

While each year Canada has a wildfire season that spans from May through October due to droughts, this year’s fires are proving to be some of the most destructive wildfires that Canada has seen this early into a season.

The New York Times reports that over 150 fires were active in Quebec alone. Across other parts of Canada, on Tuesday, it was reported there are more than 400 active fires. Many of those fires started only a few days ago, but some could have started weeks ago.

With the massive amounts of smoke coming off the fires, the wind has picked up and brought it East, now affecting the states.

With dangerous air qualities in New York, Connecticut, and Delaware. The smoke is causing poor air quality in states as far south as South Carolina.

While many states are affected by the wildfire’s smoke, pictures of the smog taking over New York have blown up on social media.

It looks like they are living in a post-apocalyptic world.

With a heavy orange tint covering the city, citizens are urged to stay inside.

“This is absolutely insane. Right now, the air quality in NYC is the worst since the 1960s.

Visibility is getting worse and the entire city smells like a campfire.” 

Says Ryan Field from ABC New York.

Keeping everyone in Canada in our thoughts as they try to control these fires.

Check out some more crazy videos posted on social media.

Yankee Stadium looks like a spot on Mars.

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