Morning broke in Vancouver and brought with it a day of smoky skies.
The area around Pemberton, in northern B.C., is seeing some of the most aggressive fire activity. This photo from the B.C. Wildfire Service shows part of a blaze that covers roughly 1500 hectares.
As a result of the fires, there was a very rare and slightly frightening weather forecast for Vancouver.
This guy went outside and declared it an "apocalyptic morning."
Streets in Vancouver were covered in a smoky haze instead of morning sunshine.
Here's a comparison of the view last week versus this morning in Kitsilano.
"Right now my heart is breaking because of the wildfires happening in BC. I can't see my mountains."
One woman shot a remarkable Instagram video of a smoky landscape as she took a ferry from the town of Gibsons on the sunshine Coast.
The smoke has resulted in air quality warnings.
So some folks are staying inside and out of the smoky air.
The smoke-and-fire sky in Vancouver has undeniable moments of beauty, but it's all the result of deadly fires that are still raging up north.
Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.
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