25 photos of Vancouver's Martian skies due to wildfires

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A thick haze of smoke from the B.C. Interior’s large wildfires is hovering over the Metro Vancouver region.

Residents woke up Sunday morning to an eerily dark Martian-like coloured sky, and in some areas there have even been reports of ash fall.

Image: Alisha Weng / Instagram

SEE ALSO: Air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver due to wildfire smoke

Some of the smoke is also from the Sechelt wildfire 60 kilometres northwest of Vancouver. The blaze has not been contained – it has grown from five acres to 200 acres within just four days.

  • UPDATE: A joint air quality advisory for Metro Vancouver has been issued by the Metro Vancouver Regional District and Environment Canada.
BC Wildfire Service

SEE ALSO: Pemberton wildfire grows 24 times in size overnight

Winds should clear most of the smoke by this afternoon in time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship Final at B.C. Place Stadium. The forecast calls for a high of 29°C by the water and up to 36°C within inland areas.

Image: NASA

SEE ALSO: Satellite view shows massive plume of wildfire smoke over Metro Vancouver

#ForestFires make for erryly beautiful skies over #EnglishBay @vancitybuzz #yvr #Vancouver #StanleyPark #BC

A photo posted by Tara Sadler (@tara_sadler) on

Some incredible lighting over @redtruckbeer and downtown #Vancouver this morning. #nofilter A photo posted by Pellvetica (@pellveticabold) on

Crazy lighting this morning

A photo posted by Pellvetica (@pellveticabold) on

An equally beautiful #sunrise over the #mountains in Vancouver A photo posted by Pellvetica (@pellveticabold) on

#smoke #ash #yvr #Vancouver #vancitybuzz #nofilterneeded A photo posted by kikib (@bykikib) on

#Vancouver #sunday morning. #fires #mofilter

A photo posted by @kseniya_s on

smokey sunrise #vancouver #wildfire #yellowhaze #yvr A photo posted by alexis (@lexingtonsteele) on

The #sky this #morning

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#vancouver #redsun #haze A photo posted by danny chan (@dannychan_ca) on

#vancouver completely covered in a blanket of #smoke this morning from #forestfires #BC A photo posted by Justin Beagan (@jabeagan) on

#Sechelt #wildfire darkens the sky over #Vancouver

A photo posted by Gert Bolwig (@gert_bolwig) on

Vancouver A photo posted by @hampshiregirl on

Such a strange morning in #Vancouver #orange #sun #smokyskies

A photo posted by mattskitchen (@mattskitchen) on

Broadway and Fir #vancouver #vancity #yellow #forestfire #smoky #nofilter A photo posted by Pamalam (@pmpowley) on

View from my office #vancouver #forestfire #yellow #nofilter #peasoup

A photo posted by Pamalam (@pmpowley) on

#BCWildfires #Vancouver #Canada #westend #skyline #patina #forestfires #smokey #weather Canon EOS 6D #vancitybuzz #604Now #Photos604

A photo posted by François Péladeau (@vancityhotshots) on

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