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Photos: Vancouverites share smoky shots of city covered in wildfire smoke

According to one website, Vancouver has the worst air of any major city on Earth right now

Wildfire smoke has arrived.

While it's late in the season for wildfires, several are burning in the region including large fires near Hope and Manning Park. At the same time large fires in Oregon and Washington as also sending smoke north.

This has created a situation where, according to IQAir, a website tracking air quality world wide, Vancouver has the word's worst air quality.

An air quality advisory sent by Metro Vancouver notes that due to the constantly changing situation some areas in the region may see air quality improve through the day, while others may see it worsen.

"Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region as winds and temperatures change, and as wildfire behaviour changes," they state.

Vancouver has the worst air in the world, while Portland, affected by some of the same fires, isn't far behind. Source: IQAir

Some locals are taking the unusual skies to take photos capturing the somewhat surreal filter the smoke gives to Vancouver.


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