Health officials in Pamlico County are working to protect the thousands of kids at summer camps there.
Conditions in the county have improved, but experts say they expect the smoke to be an ongoing issue.
The Pamlico County Health Department is working with air quality experts to set up an alert system to warn the camps of smoke dangers.
Health officials say Camp Seafarer and Camp Sea Gull had 1300 boys and girls on site Wednesday. The campers were kept inside when the smoke worsened.
There are several other camps in Pamlico County, like Don Lee, Vandemere and Caroline. Many of these camps have nurses or medical personnel who are keeping close watch on the children, especially those who have breathing ailments.
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