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Tri-states see hazy conditions from wildfires

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Hazy conditions Monday afternoon in downtown Quincy. Hazy conditions Monday afternoon in downtown Quincy.
The sky was affected by wildfire smoke in Canada and Montana. The sky was affected by wildfire smoke in Canada and Montana.
Submitted photo showing yellow-tinted skies in Quincy on Monday afternoon. Submitted photo showing yellow-tinted skies in Quincy on Monday afternoon.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

If you noticed a hazy, yellow tint in the sky Monday, it was likely from the dozens of wildfires in the western United States and Canada.

Meteorologist Chelsea Smith said a very dense layer of smoke from wildfires in Canada and Montana caused the skies to become hazy. She said the elevated smoke is visible on satellite imagery.

"Northwest winds brought the conditions down to the Tri-States, creating the yellow skies," Smith said. "

High winds, along with hot and dry conditions, has made the situation even worse as of Monday. The fires have devastated numerous locations in Oregon, California and Montana.

The Associated Press reported ash fell on the town of Cascade Locks, Oregon, while health officials in Colorado have issued an air quality advisory alert.

Fire has also made its way in and around Glacier and Yosemite national parks, threatening man-made and natural icons.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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