ABDencircling the west Forest firesSmoke rising from the sky began to move towards the east, reducing the air quality.
Smoke stretching as far as New York City caused a hazy sky to appear. It was stated that the air quality index in the Manhattan region of the city exceeded the critical 100 threshold and rose to 157.
New York’s worst in the world, by last metric air qualityIt was stated that it left behind Lima, the capital of Peru, and Kolkata, India, which are among the cities with the lowest air quality.
WARNING TO THOSE WITH ASTHMA AND HEART DISEASE
Those with serious conditions such as asthma and heart disease were advised to avoid outdoor activities.
Smoke from forest fires in the west of the country was also effective in Philadelphia and the capital Washington. While the smoke surrounding New York is expected to lose its effect in the coming days, it is predicted that more forest fires will occur in the coming months.
MORE THAN 1 MILLION Acres WAS ASHED
According to the National Inter-Institutional Fire Service, 1 million 346 thousand 736 acres of land was turned into ashes in 78 major fires that continued in 13 provinces of the country as of yesterday. More than 20,000 firefighters and support personnel have been deployed to fight the flames.
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