Blame Canada!

In Downcity by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Apparently some huge ass wildfires north of Montréal are sending smoke all the way down here to Rhode Island. Here are some photos from Prospect Park around 6pm.








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Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  1. Thought something was strange.. Drove over the Pell Bridge and it was crystal clear at around 8am… then a haze set over Newport and it was difficult to see across Easton’s Bay to Middletown, etc.. The scent of burning wood was strong too – my coworkers thought a house was on fire nearby. But it lingered all the way back to Providence… and the haze was thick in spots. This answers it all!

  2. I need to stop listening to the SO. We set out on a nice walk and I was going to bring the camera with me.

    Then then question “What do you need that for?”. {sigh}

    Missed a beautiful sunset.

    BTW, here’s a similar shot from Prospect Park taken May 24th. A little bit of haze can be seen in the distance but the city isn’t blanketed with it.

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