NC Health Alert For Wildfire Smoke

A health notice is in effect for residents of southeastern North Carolina because of smoke and ash blowing in from the Myrtle Beach wildfire.

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality says pollution from the fire in South Carolina will affect Fayetteville and southeastern counties. Smoke has already been spotted in Jacksonville and Goldsboro.

Here is the information from the air quality division:

"In Fayetteville and Southeastern North Carolina, the primary pollutant of concern is fine particles from wildfires burning near Myrtle Beach, SC. Particle pollution is unhealthy to breathe, particularly for those with heart conditions or respiratory ailments. People in areas with visible smoke should avoid strenuous outdoor activities throughout the day."

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  • by William Location: ENC on Apr 25, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    This story really CHOKES me up.

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