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See photos of smoky skies in US from Canadian wildfires

Wildfires in Canada have sent smoke south into the United States, leading to air quality warning, hazy skies, and colorful sunsets.

A man ran as the sun rose over the lower Manhattan skyline in Jersey City, N.J., on Thursday morning. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside.Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Smoke from a number of wildfires in Canada has led to air quality warnings in the northeastern United States. Skies have been hazy, resulting in decreased visibility and colorful sunsets.

In Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued a statewide air quality alert that will stay in effect from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, MassDEP said in an e-mail Wednesday night.

Take a look at some photos of the haze from the Boston area and beyond.

A man talked on his phone as he looks through the haze at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. on Wednesday.Seth Wenig/Associated Press
People visit Central Park on Wednesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires casts a haze over the area in New York City.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty
Paper masks that became a staple during the Covid-19 pandemic won't filter out wildfire smoke, according to the CDC. N95 and P100 respirators are needed, and the best method is avoiding smoke. Alex Kent/Bloomberg
With the Washington Monument in the background and a thick layer of smoke, Marine Corps honor color guard rehearsed on Thursday in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press
Lifeguards watched over a nearly empty Orchard Beach in the Bronx amid haze from wildfire smoke on Wednesday.GREGG VIGLIOTTI/NYT
People crossed the Brooklyn Bridge amid a dense haze from wildfire smoke in New York on Wednesday.DAVE SANDERS/NYT
A cyclist rode under a blanket of haze partially obscuring the US Capitol in Washington, DC on June 8. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
A man crosses Broad Street past a hazy City Hall, on Wednesday, in Philadelphia.Matt Slocum/Associated Press
The New York City skyline was partially obscured. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty
Smoke extended to Washington, D.C.SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images
Brighton, N.Y., near Rochester saw hazy conditions.Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Associated Press
Rowers worked out under hazy skies on the Charles River, viewed from Cambridge on Wednesday.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Wednesday's sunrise as viewed over the Charles River.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Buildings in the Manhattan were shrouded in haze.Yuki Iwamura/Bloomberg
Tuesday's hazy sunset as seen from Marlborough, Mass.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Washington Street (Route 1) in Wrentham on Tuesday.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Smoke and haze during the sunset at Duxbury Beach on Tuesday.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
The Boston skyline as seen from Quincy on Tuesday.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Fishermen were on Owasco Lake, Tuesday in Owasco, N.Y., with hazy skies above them.Kevin Rivoli/Associated Press
The Yankees hosted the White Sox under hazy conditions on Tuesday.Sarah Stier/Getty
The Schuylkill County Courthouse is surrounded by smoke and haze from Canadian wildfires, in Pottsville, Pa.Jacqueline Dormer/Associated Press
A satellite image taken Tuesday shows the smoke from Canada's wildfires swirling into the United States. NOAA/NYT