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Wildfire smoke causing health, visibility problems

Posted at 1:06 AM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 01:06:02-04

Smoke from several fires burning in east Collier County is blanketing the area with smoke,

The smoke is causing problems for drivers, but it can also be hazardous to your health.

The Collier County Health Department has some recommendations to avoid the smoke.

-Stay inside and do not light any candles or incense in your home.

-If you are using a mask, be sure it seals entirely around your mouth, so smoke particles are filtered out.

-Make sure your air conditioning unit is constantly re-circulating air.

Symptoms from smoke inhalation include headaches, runny nose, and watery eyes.