Hazy North Dakota Skies Caused by Canada Wildfires
Residents of North Dakota may have noticed a fog over the past few days. This has been the result of forest fires in Canada's Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories are calling this fire season one of the worst they have ever seen. A hydroelectric plant has been closed and people are being forced from their homes in small communities. 123 fires have been logged with roughly 92 still burning.
The majority of smoke traveled through western and central North Dakota Tuesday, July 7, and is expected to move past North Dakota completely by tonight.
Most fires were caused by lightning striking hot, dry forests. However, 13 were caused by people. A fire ban is in place throughout all Northwest Territories and more lightning is expected this weekend.
Stay updated on the wildfire outbreak in Canada at CBC News' website.