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Canadian wildfires pour smoke into US, heavy haze creates Martian-like scene in NYC

Canadian wildfires are continuing to pour smoke along the East Coast of the United States, including the New York City area, which Wednesday afternoon, appeared red like it was on the planet Mars.

Canadian officials have reached out to other countries to help fight the more than 400 fires across the country that have displaced 20,000 people.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires looms over Manhattans East Side on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. (Fox News Digital)

The Canadian officials also said this is shaping up to be the nation’s worst wildfire season ever, after being sparked on drier-than-usual ground and accelerating quickly.

CANADA WARNS OF RECORD 2023 WILDFIRE DESTRUCTION AS TRAVELING SMOKE IMPACTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

Time-lapse video shows wildfire smoke from Canada consuming New York City Video

NYC officials like Mayor Eric Adams and health and emergency management officials warned residents to remain indoors as much as possible and limit their time outside. If residents must go outside, officials suggested masking up.

“As haze and smoke from Canadian wildfires continue to spread, much of New York State is expected to experience unhealthy air quality today,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul posted to Twitter. “Please take steps to stay safe. Stay indoors if possible and limit strenuous activities.”

Smoke from the Cameron Bluffs wildfire near Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Canada is on track to see its worst-ever wildfire season in recorded history if the rate of land burned continues at the same pace. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

NYC MAYOR ADAMS, HEALTH COMMISSIONER WARN NEW YORKERS TO MASK UP AS AIR QUALITY DIPS TO WORST SINCE 1960S

Because of the smoke, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all planes at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday.

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The mayor of Ottawa. Mark Sutcliffe, said he was very concerned about the conditions and sympathetic to those who have reduced lung capacity and asthma, and might be having difficulty today.

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