Now this is something you don't see everyday... US campaign aims to blow smoke to Canada Western Canada has been blanketed by smoke for days as hundreds of wildfires burn in British Columbia (BC). The smoke has also wafted south into the US state of Washington, where a group of friends in Spokane now want to try blowing it right back to Canada. They calculate that if each resident places at least five fans on the roof of their home, the city of 550,000 people could blow the smoke back. The organisers insist their maths is solid. "Team work makes the dream work," they wrote in the Facebook event page they created to promote the idea. "Let's do this, Spokanites. Let's send this smoke right back to those Canucks!" Spokane is about 200km (125 miles) south of the Canadian border. Spokane resident Nic Huber, one of the event organisers, conceded to local news channel KREM that the idea of blowing the smoke back to Canada is "mostly a joke". But the event is not entirely tongue-in-cheek. The friends who organised "Blow Spokane's Smoke Away to Canada" are also promoting links to the BC SPCA, which is running an emergency animal shelter, and Food Banks BC, whose operations have also been affected by the wildfires.