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Manhattan skyline in smoke

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June 08, 2023 | NEW JERSEY RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

The Manhattan skyline seemed to be missing from behind the 9-1-1 memorial on the Weehawken side of the Hudson River on June 7th. This was the second afternoon that smoke traveled down and covered the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area from Canadian wildfires. More than 400 reported wildfires were racing across Canada, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. A "low-pressure system off the coast was pulling in the smoke down across our area," according to Fox Weather meteorologist Samantha Thomas. A NY Waterway ferry can barely be seen between the memorial.

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RON JEFFERSNew Jersey Editor

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