July 17, 2014 1:34 pm

Forest fire smoke causes hazy skies in Manitoba

Smoke from fires in B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories is causing hazy conditions across Manitoba.

B.C. government handout / The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Smoke from forest fires in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta is wafting as far as Manitoba.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for all of Manitoba shortly after noon on Thursday, advising that hazy skies are due to the smoke.

The smoky conditions are expected to stay overnight and into Friday, the weather agency said.

READ MORE: B.C. under evacuation alerts and orders due to wildfires

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