DHEC: Wildfire smoke likely to impact Kershaw County | Environment
Depending on wind conditions, residents of Kershaw County should be aware of possible health effects related to smoke from wildfires in the Carolinas and Georgia, including one in the Carolina Forest area of Horry County, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today.
Smoke from these fires has been noticeable in numerous S.C. counties in recent days. It can irritate the eyes and respiratory system, as well as worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.
DHEC recommends people with respiratory health issues limit time spent outdoors to avoid the smoke. Keep windows and doors closed. Run an air conditioner if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. For more information, visit DHEC's website at: http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/baq/WildfireInformation/.