Navy warms of health risk from smoke produced by Mount Vesuvius wildfires
NAPLES — Navy hospital officials issued an advisory saying the Mount Vesuvius wildfires’ heavy smoke could pose a health risk, especially to children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.
A series of fires have blazed across the mountain’s wooded slopes for several days, generating massive smoke clouds that some people mistook for a volcanic eruption. Authorities on Monday ordered residents and tourists to evacuate areas where the fires might spread.
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