Residents of Whitehorse and several other central Yukon communities woke this morning to a hazy sky, due to forest fires in Alaska.

Initial reports though suggested that it could be atmospheric haze from dust storms on the Gobi desert in Mongolia.

In the end it was determined it was smoke from two early season fires on the Yukon/Alaska border.

The warm weather could mean a busy start to the wildfire season this year in the region.