LISTEN: Canada Apologizes to Hudson Valley for Wildfire Smoke
The smoke has finally lifted and Hudson Valley residents can breathe easy again.
For the last few days, the mid-Hudson region has been blanketed in thick, heavy smoke. Unfortunately, it was due to the over 400 wildfires blazing across Canada. According to CBS News the fire has burned through over 8.2 million acres, which is bigger than the state of Maryland, in parts of Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario.
With that in mind, The Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show on The Wolf in Poughkeepsie decided to check in with their Canadian friends Ben and Reid who host a radio show in Kingston Ontario Canada. Ben and Reid weren't too sure how the fires starts, but the closest blaze to them was about 2 hours away. Then they got into kilometers and CJ and Jess were VERY confused.
After making sure that the guys were okay, and the wildfires haven't gotten to their studio they got to the important stuff:
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In all seriousness, our thoughts and prayers are going out to firefighters and first responders working on putting out the blaze. As far as we know there have been no deaths during the last few weeks of the Canadian wildfires, but we'll keep you updated as information comes in.
Not that you need a reminder of how bad it was earlier this week, but take a look at the timelapse of photos below:
Unbelievable Time Lapse of Wildfire Smoke Consuming New York City
Canada's Best Pop Artists and Bands
New York in a Hazardous Orange Haze from Fires in Canada