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Haze from Canadian fires is seen Tuesday near a line of utility poles northwest of Fargo. Michael Vosburg / The Forum

Smoke drifting here from Canadian forest fires ‘perfectly normal’

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By Erik Burgess / The Forum

FARGO – While fatal forest fires ravage parts of the western United States, other fires farther north of us are having a much less dramatic effect on the Fargo-Moorhead metro.


Fires in far northern Canada are creating a hazy sky for us here.

It’s an “almost annual” event in Fargo, says WDAY TV chief meteorologist John Wheeler.

“It is perfectly normal,” he said. “It’s not like, ‘Oh no, Canada’s on fire!’ ”

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