The smoke from the forest fires that we are having in the Peace Region along with the Lesser Slave area having been blowing in since Sunday. I think today is the worst of the smoke so far. The Lesser Slave is where the town of Slave Lake is located. It is really horrible and surreal with what is happening there. We are use to hearing stories of peoples homes going up in flames in California, but this is a first in Alberta. I haven't seen the evening news yet, but as of this morning, 40% of the town has gone up in flames.
Imagine if you will, sitting around a campfire, and it doesn't matter where you sit, the smoke is always coming at you. We have ash falling and it is collecting on the deck. Even inside the house with the windows closed, you can smell smoke. It is probably a good thing that none of us suffer from asthma.
I wish I had a different camera that could capture the colour of the sky for you all.