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Haze persists as smoke from Canada wildfires linger over Mass.

Wednesday marks the second day of smoky skies in Massachusetts as wildfires continue to burn in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, according to the National Weather Service.

Low visibility and the noticeable smell of smoke across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island began Tuesday. These conditions are expected to persist, though with less intensity, through Wednesday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Loconto.

Loconto said pockets of high pressure have moved the smoke from Nova Scotia in a clockwise pattern, pushing it out into the Atlantic before driving it toward the southern New England coast. On Tuesday, meteorologists reported a high concentration of "surface-level" haze over Cape Cod in the morning that later spread inland.

Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away in Nova Scotia, crews continue to battle the fires that forced the evacuation of over 16,000 people and destroyed an estimated 200 homes.


Vanessa Ochavillo Associate Producer
Vanessa Ochavillo is an associate producer for WBUR focused on digital news.



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