PORTLAND, Maine—Strong northwest winds are bringing smoke into New England from wildfires that are burning in Canada.
The National Weather Service says smoke from dozens of fires that are burning in southern Quebec had spread south and east across much of Maine and New Hampshire and northeast Vermont on Sunday. Today, the smoke could be smelled and seen all the way to Cape Cod. The smoke had reduced the visibility to about three miles in places, and the smell of smoke was strong across the region.
The weather service said yesterday that northwest winds were expected to shift to the southwest by this afternoon and bring an end to the smoky conditions.
People with respiratory problems were being advised to limit their outdoor activities.