Smoke from Canada affects Fort Wayne skies

The Watermelon Hill fire consumes trees after crossing Pine Springs Road near Fish Trap, Wash., Saturday July 19, 2014. The wildfire is growing rapidly and is moving in a southeast direction toward timber. A level three evacuation order has been given to people living near the path of the fire. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany)

KELOWNA, British Columbia, (CNN/WANE)  Wildfires In British Columbia are forcing residents out. Some 2,500 more residents of Kelowna are being evacuated because of the flames. The city’s mayor has declared a sate of emergency.

The smoke is responsible for the interesting looking sky in Fort Wayne over the last week. The wildfires produced dense smoke that has to go somewhere. The smoke rises and fans out overtime.

The smoke eventually reaches the jet stream which transports the smoke for hundreds of miles. The jet stream’s flow was positioned right over Fort Wayne, a thin layer of smoke has been introduced to the city’s sky.

About 140 Wildfires are burning across British Columbia. A dozen have been deemed “significant.” The province Is reportedly experiencing its driest conditions since 1958.

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