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Must see: B.C. wildfires turn sky terrifying shade of orange


Caroline Floyd
Meteorologist

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:38 PM - According to the calendar, this time of year should see sunset in Prince George, British Columbia, coming around 8:45 p.m. But the sky has had other ideas this week, courtesy of B.C.'s raging wildfires.

The sky took on a creepy orange glow through the late afternoon on Tuesday; in some places, like in the video above, the sunshine was completely blotted out for a time by thick smoke and ash in the air. Others reported it looked 'like Mars' as ash swirled through the sepia-tinted sky.

Orange skies and smokey conditions have been reported in parts of Alberta as well.

(Related: Paltry chances at rain for B.C. as fires rage)

On Wednesday, the B.C. government declared a state of emergency to support the province-wide response to the devastating fires.

Scroll down to take a look at some of the most remarkable, bizarre images from the wildfire smoke. 











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Original reporting by Caroline Floyd

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