Canadian Wildfire Smoke Engulfs Southeast Wisconsin – 6/27/2023

The Canadian wildfire smoke returned across the Midwest, causing the entire state of Wisconsin to be put under a multi-day air quality alert and plunging the air quality index into the unhealthy to very unhealthy range across parts of southern Wisconsin. In fact, parts of Waukesha County saw some of the worst air quality in the state this afternoon, with the city of Waukesha reaching an AQI level of around 393, according to the Wisconsin DNR. The following video is from the City of Waukesha, showing the unhealthy, dense smoke that engulfed the region this afternoon and evening.
Shot Description

00:00 A wide and close-up shot of a fountain along the River Walk in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin, with thick smoke in the background.

00:15 Medium shot of the Fox River in downtown Waukesha with people walking along the river with a hazy and smoke visible in the background.

00:24 Shot from downtown Waukesha near the river of two teens walking to the river to go fish with smoke present in the background and vehicles driving by

00:31 Several close and medium shots from downtown Waukesha show the hustle and bustle of the city as hazy, and smoke is visible all around. Shots include cars driving by on side streets and people eating at a local restaurant outside in the smoke.

01:13 Medium clip from downtown Waukesha with a church in the background being obscured by the thick smoke.

01:20 Shot of a sign for Carroll University with haze and smoke in the background.

01:29 Shot from Waukesha South High School sign with the stadium and thick smoke visible in the background. The second shot is a wide shot of the Waukesha South High School, showing widespread thick smoke.

01:46 Additional various shots from Carroll University from the sports stadium showing the thick and hazy smoke swallowing the region.

02:25 Shot of the rolling hills in the distance showing how thick the smoke is along Sunset Street on the south end of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

02:32 Various shots driving along Sunset Street in Waukesha of the smokey conditions across the city of Waukesha.

03:11 Shot looking up at the sun as it is masked by the wildfire smoke.

SID: CJ Ziegler
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