Wildfire service says hazy air is from wildfires in U.S.

The BC Wildfire Service says smoke and haze visible in Kamloops is likely due to wildfires in Washington and Montana.

A smoke forecast from Firesmoke Canada predicts the smoke will leave the area by 6 p.m. Friday evening.

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Montana's largest fire is the 1,000-hectare Magpie Rock Fire burning northwest of Missoula.

In Washington, the 700-hectare Anglin Fire is burning just across the border, about 50 kilometres south of Osoyoos.

To view the most recent smoke forecast, go online to firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current.

To report a wildfire in B.C., call 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 on a cell phone.

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