The air quality in Eastern Carolina continues to be a problem after two wildfires in the east have burned over 46,000 acres.
A blanket of smoke hovered over Pitt County Tuesday as haze from two wildfires in Dare and Pender counties continues to impact many residents.
A doctor from the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville says conditions like these tend to bring out respiratory problems for patients with asthma and emphysema. The common treatment is breathing treatments and steroids. Dr. Timothy Reeder says the best solution is to avoid outdoor exposure when there are air quality alerts.
There may be improvement later in the week as winds become more westerly and the chance for some rain increases.