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Smoke from Quebec plunges New York and the US East Coast into an apocalyptic haze

Smoke from Quebec plunges New York and the US East Coast into an apocalyptic haze

More than 100 million Americans are affected by air quality warnings. On Wednesday, the pollution, which sometimes took the form of an orange haze, engulfed several major cities.

On social networks, Internet users do not hesitate to compare images of New York Blade Runner 2049 And Other science fiction. A thick orange haze covered America’s largest city and much of the country’s East Coast on Wednesday, June 7. The forest fires ravaging Quebec trace their origin thousands of kilometers to the north. According to The Society for the Protection of Forests Against Fire in the province estimated on Wednesday that there were 140 active fires, of which a hundred were not under control. On an unprecedented scale, it is also affecting other parts of Canada. A hundred firefighters sent by France are expected on Friday.

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The smoke emitted by this fire is moving towards south. On Wednesday, more than 100 million people in the United States were affected by “orange” or “red” weather warnings and calls to protect themselves from poor air quality. Flights were canceled due to lack of visibility in the direction of US Civil Aviation. Major Canadian cities such as Montreal and Ottawa are also affected. Francinfo returns in pictures to this fascinating and disturbing phenomenon.

Smoke has already moved to New York on June 6, 2023, spoiling the iconic view of the Statue of Liberty.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP)

The fog took on an ocher hue on June 7, 2023, as seen in this panorama from the Empire State Building, another famous New York landmark.  (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images North America/AFP)

The same glow was on the streets of Manhattan near Times Square on June 7, 2023.  (EFREN LANDAOS / SIPA USA / SIPA)

Some residents, like this subway commuter in the Bronx on June 7, 2023, wear protective masks that, if of good quality, can filter out some harmful particles.  (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images North America/AFP)

Passersby photograph this disturbingly beautiful scene in front of the Manhattan skyscrapers on June 7, 2023.  (ANGELA WEISS/AFP)

In such atmospheric conditions, outdoor sports are among the activities that are not recommended.  On June 6, 2023, the New York Yankees baseball team faced the Chicago White Sox under a thick cloud.  (Frank Franklin II / AP / Ciba)

Further south, in Washington, the smoke was gray but had already obscured the obelisk of the national monument, June 7, 2023. (Jim Watson/AFP)

The cloud thickened over the US capital on the morning of June 8, 2023, here, in front of the Lincoln Memorial.  (Alex Brandon/AP/CIP)

On June 7, 2023, the same situation is observed in many Canadian cities with the capital Ottawa.  (Qadri Mohamed / Anadolu Agency / AFP)

As New York continues to suffer from this air pollution, smoke is expected to reach Alabama and Georgia hundreds of miles south on June 8, 2023.

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