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12 August 2011 12:45
Asthma sufferers have been warned about swamp fires in southeastern Virginia
A series of swamp fires in southeastern Virginia have prompted warnings to people with respiratory illnesses such as asthma to avoid going outdoors.
Britons visiting to the US state on business or holiday should take precautions, including securing good
medical travel insurance cover, if they have asthma or related problems.
The Lateral West Fire has been raging in the Great Dismal Swamp for days and fire crews have been trying to contain it.
Despite their continued efforts the blaze has spread to 2,500 acres spurred on by winds, high temperatures and low humidity.
Dense black smoke has been streaming out of the marshland, which is a designated wildlife refuge.
Communities living in the area have been told the bad air could aggravate the condition of people with respiratory ailments. Asthma sufferers have been advised to stay indoors.
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