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Smoke in the area from forest fires

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Smoke in the area from forest fires

Has the smoke from the forest fires gone away? We are coming down on the 24th and want to have a good time. Should we come? Is traffic still bad from the fires? Coming down I-75. Help.

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1. Re: Smoke in the area from forest fires

Smoke has cleared out of this area. Not much for about the past week. They're saying we might get a little this afternoon, but not much. Haven't heard of any interstate closures since last week. Hopefully by the 24th they'll have the fires out or contained in a smaller area. I think you should be OK.

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2. Re: Smoke in the area from forest fires

We drove down on the 12th...and were one of the last few allowed to travel down I75....and trust me we've never seen anything like it. It was extremely bad - like a tan colored fog. When we went thru today it was smokey but not anything like last weekend. If it is smokely remember to keep your a/c on and recycled thru your car. We actually saw folks driving with their windows down thru the worst part of the smoke...only could believe they had no a/c. Our car still smells like smoke -- and hopefully with airing out and some air freshener it will be ok...enjoy your trip.

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