US West Coast fires: Smoke spreads to New York and Washington

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Smoke from the West Coast fires casts a haze over the eastern cities of Washington DC and New York.
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News video: Smoke from west coast wildfire causes moon to glow red in NYC

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Smoke from the devastating wildfires on the West Coast reached New York City on Tuesday, September 15.

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