The wildfires in Alberta have been burning out of control, and satellite imagery shows the rapid spread of smoke across the province.
Images from space by Nasa Worldview shows massive plumes of smoke spreading across Alberta as the entire province is under air quality alerts due to the wildfires.
- Nearly all of Alberta under wildfire-caused air quality alert
- Chuckegg Creek Wildfire nearly as large as Edmonton and Calgary combined
- Wildfire smoke is making northern Alberta look apocalyptic (PHOTOS)
It’s no surprise the wildfires can be seen from space, as multiple blazes are currently burning throughout the province, with one measuring nearly as large as Edmonton and Calgary combined. Particulate matter from the fire has also made its way to Metro Vancouver, causing smoky skies.
The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire burning through northern Alberta, pictured above, has grown to around 150,000 hectares.
As a result, the out-of-control wildfires have left most of Northern Alberta engulfed in a smokey haze.
Some central parts of the province are expected to be cleared of smoke by Friday morning as the winds are forecasted to shift southeasterly, though anyone currently living in a part of Alberta where the statement is active is encouraged to be aware of the risks involved when air quality is compromised.