Yesterday, we found out the officials in B.C declared a "state of emergency" due to the wildfires which have been continuously raging throughout the province.
The fires have directly impacted the citizens of B.C day-to-day life, which has been dramatically halted for as many as 3,000 people who have been forced to evacuate their homes to safety. And there is definitely more to come.
At the moment approximately 566 wildfires are burning in the Western province, and the impact is starting to spread eastward.
Since yesterday, people of Alberta we're faced with what must be an incredible and ominous experience; their major cities, Calgary and Edmonton, wholly blanketed in thick grey smoke.
Have a look at some of these photos uploaded to Instagram and Twitter over the past 24-hours, and you'll get a sense of just how bad the situation is.
seriously look how gross calgary looks today its literally orange from the fires and smoke pic.twitter.com/ZoB14f9ScC— Tara ♡ (@Me0wfia) August 15, 2018
Visibility was at an all-time low this morning, and people were required to turn on their headlights on their way to work.
According to a source, many citizens who watched the sun rise over the dusty sky we're calling it "apocalyptic." This is starting to get scary.
According to Environment Canada, citizens may experience symptoms such as coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.
Those who are particularly vulnerable, i.e., very young and elderly, those living with chronic heart and lung illnesses, should be more vigilant and seek help at local urgent care centers if needed.
At this point, the forecast isn't looking up, and the air quality will continue to suffer until at least Sunday.