Smoke From Wildfires in Western US Creates Haze Over New York City

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States drifted across the country and into the tri-state area on Tuesday, July 20, creating a haze over New York City.

This footage was recorded in Brooklyn, New York, shortly after officials issued an air-quality health advisory for New York state on Tuesday.

The smoke moved east as large wildfires, fanned by extreme heat and drought, burned in several states including California and Oregon, where the Bootleg Fire had burned over 388,000 acres (about 606 square miles). Credit: Rachel Bidock via Storyful

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