Pollution is also on alert in Washington, where the authorities have decreed that the level of danger of the air is purple, or the maximum, due to the fires in Canada. The city is shrouded in a gray haze and a strong smell of burning is felt. The inhabitants of the American capital have been advised not to leave the house or to wear a mask. Tonight's scheduled baseball game between the local team, the Nationals, and the Diamondbacks, has been canceled.
Smoke and ash from Canada, New York suffocates in grayness - North America
Air quality alert for 100 million, 'stay indoors' (ANSA)