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Summer of haze? Canadian wildfire smoke expected to linger through summer in New Jersey

There are currently 450 active wildfires burning in Canada with more than 4.8 million acres burned, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre.

Lauren Due and Lanette Espy

Jun 19, 2023, 9:54 AM

Updated 370 days ago

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The thick orange hazy smoke that spread across most of the Garden State two weeks ago could return throughout the summer.
The smoke has been circulating through the weather patterns and shows haze will be in New Jersey all week. The air quality is good Monday although residents might notice haze a little bit more in the afternoon.
There are currently 450 active wildfires burning in Canada with more than 4.8 million acres burned, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. And based on several reports, Forest Fire officials say more than 220 of the active fires have been deemed out of control.
Canada is expected to get some rain Monday and Tuesday but hot and dry conditions for the rest of the week.


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