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As satellites observed, an intense wildfire in Quebec, Canada, lofted smoke high into the atmosphere in June 2013. Winds then drove the smoke across the Atlantic Ocean all the way to Europe.
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Fires in Quebec, Canada, are the likely source.
Plumes from fires in Canada and the United States have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
On June 19, 2013, the NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a large wildfire burning in western Quebec.