Smoke from Canadian fires on a clear spring day

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Bits-n-Pieces on June 3, 2010

Very high temperatures the week of May 24 led to numerous forest fires in central Quebec that raged out of control. Due to an a-typical wind direction, on the morning of May 31, the smoke from the fires had extended hundreds of miles south to thickly cover much of New England.

This is the view from only about half a mile from the trees along the shore of Horn Pond ( This is a view from twice that distance !) The smoke was so heavy that the local fire departments were inundated with calls reporting that there must be fires in the area, and the smell of smoke was as strong as if it were a few blocks away.

Luckily for us, the winds changed direction, and a cold front cleared the air out for us the next day.

someGuyinmasset on June 4, 2010

Canadian fires maybe, but no doubt started by American tourists.

Good reporting Bits.

Laurel211 on June 4, 2010

You have a picture of the mystery Guy?? Are you going to share?

Bits-n-Pieces on June 4, 2010

ha-ha, silly Guy, American tourists wouldn't know how to get up there where the fires are! And lucky for us that the smoke made its location so obvious. Customs and Immigration quickly found it all and booted it out the next day ;)

LOL, Laurel, I guess I messed up the link on Guy's Little Teapot and just re-linked back to the teapot photo. Norrel came through and provided the correct link for you. But now that the smoke has cleared, you can see some guys here, too, sans green, and without a camera in front of the face :)

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