Local & Regional
11:35 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Health Advisory Due to Fires

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued a health advisory in three southeastern Oklahoma counties because of smoke from fires.

Children and the elderly and people with respiratory or heart diseases in Pushmataha, Atoka and Pittsburg counties are advised to avoid prolonged outdoor activities on Thursday because of the smoke.

The fires have burned in northern Atoka and northwestern Pushmataha counties.

DEQ says in a news release that the remainder of southeastern Oklahoma and the central section of the state are under a moderate health risk.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.