UPDATE: New image of B.C. smoke from space taken today

NASA satellites capture images of the province up in smoke

A NASA satellite has captured another image of the smoke blanketing southern B.C. and Washington State looks like from space.

The wildfire smoke has snaked its way down the northern parts of the province, and has cast an hazy glare over much of the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

Air Quality Health Index rankings have been high for most of the week, reaching 10 or higher in several B.C. communities, and a stunning 47 in Kamloops.

Below is an image taken yesterday of the smoky situation.

B.C. wildfires 2017

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