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Updated: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:16:50 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

'Apocalyptic' thunderstorm rolls into Yellowknife



A thunderstorm combined with heavy smoke from a forest fire makes lightning appear red in the sky over Yellowknife July 30. Kyla O'Connell/Twitter

A thunderstorm combined with heavy smoke from a forest fire makes lightning appear red in the sky over Yellowknife July 30. Kyla O'Connell/Twitter

A thunderstorm that hit Yellowknife, N.W.T., on Wednesday night mixed with thick clouds of smoke from nearby wildfires, rendering the sky shades of orange and yellow, and making some lightning strikes appear almost red in colour.

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