Washington state

Seattle: Thank fires in B.C. for the beautiful sunsets

Monday night’s intense sunset – streaked with brilliant red, yellow and orange – was caused by a thick layer of smoke from a forest fire in British Columbia, according to KIRO News.

Chief meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson said in her blog that smoke from a fire west of Lillooet, B.C., drifted to 15,000 to 25,000 feet. The fire covered about 25 square miles Tuesday morning.

The blaze is one of more than a dozen burning in British Columbia.