I can still smell the smoke.

United States
November 21, 2016 6:38pm CST
There were wildfires (or still are, I'm not actually sure if they've been extinguished yet) in Western, North Carolina. I live in the Triad of the State and there has been smoke visible and the smell of it for days. This morning I could still smell it on the way home from work. I believe there was even an advisory about staying indoors for the elderly and small children. We have family in Western part of our state but we haven't talked to them to see how they are doing and what they've had to deal with. I know there are several here who live in NC, how has it been for you?
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@celticeagle (119215)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov 16
The smoke is awful. I know. We have fires in the mountains here every year. I used to get bronchitis from it. Now I don't go out so much so it doesn't do that to me. I know it can be awful though. I hope your family is alright. It is terrible not to know.
• United States
22 Nov 16
I am pretty certain that they are. We would have found out had they not been, and their homes are a bit aways from where the wildfire was. If anything, they'd get the smoke but hopefully no other damage. I hadn't even really thought about the smoke and smell because I only really go out for work and to come home. The last time I was out for anything else was before the fires were reported. I hate that you had to deal with bronchitis from the smoke inhalation with wild fires near you. I think I had that all of one time in my life, and it was a horrible experience for me as a child.
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@celticeagle (119215)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ....Glad they are away from the fire. That is always so scary. I used to get bronchitis almost like clock work. About every three months. It was awful. Took a toll on my work too. Then I got pneumonia and had it for about a month. Ugh! Then I quit getting it. I wasn't going out much so that helped.
@AmbiePam (49883)
• United States
22 Nov 16
Wildfires are such a problem. We've had massive ones in Oklahoma too. Never Ike California's though.
• United States
22 Nov 16
We can only count ourselves lucky for it. I don't remember the last time I heard about a wildfire here, other than the most recent one of course.
@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
22 Nov 16
It is good you are safe. This has been quite the year for wild fires. I just smell fireplaces here.
• United States
22 Nov 16
I would rather smell that or the smell from a bonfire. I hope they are doing something to replenish the earth after the wildfires, and planting trees as well. Of course I know the top priority are the homes that have been hit by it and the families within.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
23 Nov 16
I've never lived near one, thank goodness. We get snow... and tons and tons of it. I just had to unbury my mailbox and fire hydrant from the blizzard we had yesterday. Literally you couldn't even see where my fire hydrant was.. it was completely buried under snow. Some very kind person plowed out my driveway for me.. I have to figure out who so I can thank them. Anyway... compared to some things that go on in other places, I think I'll just deal with the cold and snow!