Red Moon Reported Over New York City as Wildfire Smoke Moves East

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States drifted across the country and into the tri-state area, creating a haze over New York City on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20-21.

The smoke moved east as large wildfires, fanned by extreme heat and drought, burned in several states including California and Oregon, where the Bootleg Fire had burned 394,407 acres (about 616 square miles).

Officials issued an air-quality health advisory for New York state on Tuesday. Credit: Cynthia Yip via Storyful

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