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You Can Actually See The Smoke Of The BC Wildfires From Space

BC has had more than 850 wildfires this year.

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The wildfires in British Columbia have created so much smoke that you can actually see it from space.

Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team

This photo was taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on Aug. 1, showing just how thick the smoke is over the Lower Mainland and parts of Vancouver Island.

More than 850 wildfires have ravaged the province since April 1, burning up 4,900 square kilometres and hundreds of buildings, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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