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Forest Fire Smoke Safety

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Due to the West Mims Forest Fire and weather forecasts, the Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) wants residents and visitors to take precaution when being in areas affected heavily by smoke. Smoke can cause individuals to experience scratchy throats or irritated eyes and noses. Smoke can also worsen asthma and other chronic lung or heart conditions.