CLEVELAND, Ohio (CBS Local) – If you live in Ohio and think something nearby may be on fire, think again, it’s actually happening in California.
According to the U.S. National Weather Service, smoke from the California wildfires has made its way across the country and is now affecting the skies high over states like Ohio.READ MORE: Storm Not Enough To Make A Dent In California's Drought, Expert Says
The massive natural disaster out west is reportedly causing smoke to travel thousands of miles and is resulting in hazy skies and smoke-tinted sunsets for the central U.S.READ MORE: News Conference Wednesday In ‘Rust’ Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins
NASA added to the concerning news, stating that carbon monoxide from the fires was also drifting east. “Carbon monoxide is a pollutant that can persist in the atmosphere for about a month and can be transported great distances,” NASA officials said in an Aug. 14 report. “Strong winds can carry this pollutant downward to where it can have significant effects on air quality.”MORE NEWS: Tractor-Trailer Wanted For Hit-And-Run That Killed Woman Walking In South LA
California’s wildfires have already destroyed tens of thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings, and killed at least two people this year.