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Where all that ash in the Okanagan came from

Ashes falling from the sky looked at times like snow falling in August.
August 30, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Many residents in the Thompson-Okanagan are waking up to find ash everywhere, but fortunately no new fires have been reported overnight.

The thick smoke returned for much of the Interior yesterday afternoon. That's nothing new for Kamloops residents who have been choking on smoke from Thompson and Cariboo fires for weeks. But in the Okanagan, the smoke seemed worse than ever and it was accompanied by ashes that at times looked like snow. 

According to the Western Canadian Smoke Forecast, most of that is coming from fires to the south.

Most of the central Interior remains under air quality advisories today. 

How did you fair with the ash and smoke? Let us know in the comments.


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