Community Alert: Smell of Smoke and Smokey Haze

Community Alert: Smell of Smoke and Smokey Haze
Posted on 09/13/2011

Because of weather conditions (winds, updrafts, etc), Orland Park residents may smell smoke and see a smokey haze in the area. This is from a wild fire currently burning in Minnesota.

Weather conditions are just right to blow the smoke into atmosphere and affect the southwest suburban area. The farther north you go, the more pronounced the conditions are.

There is no fire in the immediate area at this time. This condition is being discussed on local media outlets during the weather segments. Those with respiratory ailments or conditions may want to remain indoors until weather conditions change.