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Whiteface Mountain is barely visible, obscured by smoke from the Quebec forest fires yesterday.<br />Photo taken by Judy Andrus Toporcer, near Lake Placid Airport on Monday, May 31, 2010
Whiteface Mountain is barely visible, obscured by smoke from the Quebec forest fires yesterday.
Photo taken by Judy Andrus Toporcer, near Lake Placid Airport on Monday, May 31, 2010

Rain offers relief from wildfires still burning in Quebec

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Rain forecast across New York and Vermont, as well as parts of Ontario and Quebec could "wash away" smokey haze that drifted south into the U.S. from Canada yesterday. Meteorologist Brooke Taber of the National Weather Service in Burlington also says shifting winds could send the smoke back north as the storms pass through.

Acrid haze blanketed a vast area yesterday -- from central Ontario and Quebec across New York's North Country and much of New England.

While the weather shift may provide some relief, Quebec firefighters are still trying to contain some of the dozens of wildfires. Martha Foley has more.

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