Smoke from Calif. wildfires prompts health warning for Mohave County

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LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. -- The smoke blowing over from southern California wildfires into northwestern Arizona has prompted a health warning by the Mohave County Department of Public Health.

Officials say the most common problems caused by the smoke include itchy eyes, cough, runny nose and upper airway irritation.

Other potential health effects include headache, dizziness and nausea to more serious disorders including asthma, bronchitis and reduced lung function.

Health officials recommend staying inside away from the smoke and keeping doors and windows closed.

Eight wildfires are burning in California.

Information from: Today's News-Herald

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