The New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox game on Tuesday was affected by the Canada wildfires. The Yankee Stadium was covered with clouds of smoke and dust.
Fumes from the Canadian wildfires have affected the northeast coast of the United States, prompting alerts in several states. Officials said that firefighters are battling blazes in Quebec and temperatures have soared.
As many as 17 US states have issued alerts and smoke clouds have reached New York City, the home of the Yankees. Meanwhile, Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health provided an update on the city’s air quality.
“When many New Yorkers walked outside today, the hazy skies caused by wildfire smoke were hard to miss,” Governor Hochul said.
“New York State experts are monitoring our air quality every day to ensure New Yorkers have the latest information about current air quality in their communities and what they can do to protect themselves. I encourage New Yorkers, especially those sensitive to air quality, to take appropriate steps to help limit risk of exposure.”
New York City topped the list of the world’s worst air pollution Tuesday morning. Hochul’s press release said that open burning is prohibited in the city. Some exceptions are: 1) Campfires or any other outdoor fires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed, 2) Small cooking fires are allowed, 3) Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed. Disposal of flags or religious items in a small-sized fire is allowed, if it is not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation, 4) Only charcoal or dry, clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned and 5) Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.