Why? Sun shines red Sunday morning over the Valley

Why? Sun shines red Sunday morning over the Valley

PHOENIX — If you looked up to the skies Sunday morning, you've likely noticed the pinkish-red glow of the sun. Many ABC15 viewers sent photos and video of the strangely colored sun over the Valley, wondering why it looked that way. It's due to heavy smoke from the Apple Fire burning in southern California. According to the National Weather Service Flagstaff, "a large portion of western Arizona is covered with a layer of smoke from the Apple Fire (California). This smoke extends from The Sea of Cortez, Lake Havasu, Phoenix, and Payson." The smoke may also cause an orange tint to the light during the day. The Apple Fire, according to CNN, has burned about 12,000 acres east of Los Angeles, as of Sunday morning. Thousands of residents have been evacuated. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups Sunday.
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