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Smoke is still a health hazard

June 1, 2007

Valdosta --  Smoke from the South Georgia wild fires continues to be a health hazard for area residents.   Public health officials advise people to reduce outside activities as much as possible until the smoke lifts.  

"I can't predict what the weather is going to do. We plan on keeping it in effect as long as the smoke is coming in and is heavy but as long as the winds are blowing in this area the smoke is going to be here," said Mike Terwilliger, the Emergency Preparedness Director for the South Health District.  

They are encouraging people to remain indoors while conditions are hazy.

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