Hill Top View of Smokey Vancouver In Second Week of Air Quality Warnings

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 22, 2018Updated: August 23, 2018
Published: August 22, 2018Updated: August 23, 2018

Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia hung over Vancouver on August 21 in this footage captured from a hill north of the city. Air quality alerts for much of British Columbia were issued on August 13, over a week ago. On August 21, air quality health alerts said risk was high to very high in metro Vancouver. CBC predicted a change in weather patterns would blow smoke out of Vancouver starting on Thursday, August 23. Three hundred twenty-four new wildfires started in British Columbia in the past month, the BC Wildfire Service said. On August 21, 30 percent of these fires were not under control. Credit: James Cousineau via Storyful

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