June 29, 2023
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Wildfire smoke can travel long distances from the fire and irritate your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It can make it hard to breathe and make you cough or wheeze. People with certain health conditions need to be especially careful about breathing wildfire smoke. People with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart disease, as well as children and pregnant people should take extra precautions when wildfire smoke is a threat in their area. Stay safe when exposed to wildfire smoke and always follow instructions given by local emergency management officials.
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