Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South
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Gasp! Wildfires cause hacking and wheezing across the South

Asthma sufferers and others with breathing problems are turning up at hospitals and doctors’ waiting rooms, wheezing and hacking. Schoolchildren are being kept inside at recess. And people whose lungs are easily irritated are being told to close the windows and run the air conditioner if they have one. Dozens of wildfires that have burned … Continue reading

Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South
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Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South

Starting campfires, lighting fireworks and smoking cigarettes are among the outdoor activities being banned across the South as fires burn in forests stressed by drought. Even parking a car off-road is prohibited for fear that a hot tailpipe could ignite dry leaves below. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau has said the agency is tracking … Continue reading