What's that smoke in the air?

Updated: Nov. 9, 2016 at 12:24 PM EST
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NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - That smoke you see or smell in the Midlands is likely coming from wildfires burning in western North Carolina and northeast Georgia.

One such fire has resulted in the evacuation of the areas near Lake Lure, NC.

A front moving through the area has picked up some of that smoke and has created some hazy conditions.

"Visibility is reduced and people with respiratory issues should be extra cautious outdoors for the rest of the afternoon," said WIS First Alert Meteorologist Ben Tanner. "Until the wind speed increases mid/late afternoon, smoke will continue to be a problem."

In Newberry county, officials said the smoke should clear sometime Wednesday.

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