Wildfires in Siberia may be to blame for some of the smoke that has passed over Alaska and northern Canada in recent days. Meanwhile, fires in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are contributing to the smoky skies in Ontario, Canada and the Midwest in the United States.
Below is a video showing a vehicle in the Chernyshevsky District of Russia, 300 km from Chita, driving through smoke near a wildfire. It was uploaded May 17, 2016.
The photo shows smoke from the huge fire at Fort McMurray, Alberta mixing with clouds. The image was acquired Monday May 9 by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite and NASA’s Aqua satellite.