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Smoke from California Wildfires moves in over Illinois

Skies over Illinois could have a milky white or gray appearance to them

KANKAKEE – Smoke from wild fires in California moved into Illinois on Sunday.

The National Weather Service reports smoke from the fires drifted over northern Illinois on Sunday and is expected to remain aloft throughout the day Monday.  No impact is expected in the forecast, but the sky could have a milky white or gray appearance to it.

The devastating wildfires have burned millions of acres as of this weekend and continue to range on Monday.  Over 17,000 firefighters are working to battle 29 different fires across the State.  Fires Governor Gavin Newsome attributes to climate change, which has been supported by scientists across the globe.

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