Canadian wildfires cause haze in Jamestown area

Smoke from wildfires in Canada reduce visibility in eastern North Dakota.

smoke haze from ontario water tower
Smokey haze from wild fires burning in Ontario, Canada settled in the Jamestown area Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The water tower at Feton Park and the Peavey Elevator are faintly visible. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Smoke and haze from Canadian wildfires reduced visibility and caused a noticeable odor of smoke in the Jamestown area Tuesday, according to Alex Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Sevice in Bismarck.

Jones said the fires were in Ontario and carried south into North Dakota on winds from the northeast. Visibility in Jamestown was reduced to 1.5 miles at 1 p.m., down from 10 miles at 10 a.m.

A website by the province of Ontario indicated more than 40 wildfires burning in the province Tuesday.

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