A code orange air quality alert is in effect for Wayne, Duplin, and Lenoir Counties until midnight.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources in Raleigh NC issued a Code Orange Air Quality alert earlier today as for fine particulates. These concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.
Smoke is drifting north from a prescribed burn in eastern Duplin County. If you have respiratory issues you should avoid outdoor exercise today.