Smoke blowing away from NYC but Canadian wildfires not yet under control

In this image released by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Sudbury 17 wildfire burns east of Mississagi Provincial Park near Elliot Lake, Ontario, on June 4, 2023.

Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • The smoke is expected to gradually blow away from the U.S. East Coast over the weekend, but the fires in Canada are still burning.
  • According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, there are currently 426 active fires in the country.
  • Of those fires, 232 are labeled as “out of control.” Just 112 are marked as “under control,” while another 82 are “being held.” A fire being held means it is not moving but still not considered under control.
  • Harsh weather conditions in Canada are fueling the fires and making it harder for firefighters to combat the flames. This isn’t likely to go away.
  • The most recent outlook, published this week, said that the wildfire season this year is already “severe” and warned that current predictions “indicate the potential for continued higher-than-normal fire activity across most of the country throughout the 2023

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