Smoke, pictures of wildfires in Canada IG News

IG news Update,

More than 200 active wildfires are burning across Canada, and smoke drifting across the country is staining skies and causing health concerns at times.

As of Wednesday morning, crews are battling fires in BC, Yukon, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

The fires are contributing to poor air quality for some communities. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements for parts of BC, most of Alberta, parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and an area of ​​Hay River, NWT

Most of the fires are burning in Alberta, where 91 active wildfires were recorded as of Wednesday morning. The smoke has been moving east, following the jet stream, and has been seen over parts of the US. On Tuesday, the smoke reached Ontario, where a hazy, red sunrise was seen.

The haze of smoke could be seen in photos and videos of communities across the country showing an eerie orange glow.

Here are some photos of wildfires and smoke from across Canada:

A landscape burned by wildfires is pictured on May 10, 2023 near the entrance, Wild Hay area, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Megan Elbu/AFP via Getty Images)

Dog walker Leslie Kramer, wearing a protective mask, walks south as heavy smoke from the northern Alberta wildfires billows in the downtown area of ​​Calgary, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. (The Canadian Press / Larry McDougall)

Trucks burned by a wildfire sit on a property near Drayton Valley, Alta., Wednesday, May 10, 2023. (The Canadian Press / Jason Franson.)

Thick smoke from a wildfire blankets the landscape as horses graze near Cremona, Alta., 100 kilometers northwest of Calgary, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. (The Canadian Press / Jeff McIntosh)