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4 tips to protect yourself from fire smoke

4 tips to protect yourself from fire smoke

(Bondurant, Wyo.) - According to the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the firefighters who are battling the Cliff Creek Fire are exposed to large amounts of smoke. "Additionally, resident in the Bondurant area and even as far away as Jackson may be uncomfortable with stinging eyes and coughing as a result of the wildfire smoke. While the firefighters can't escape the smoke, there are a few things residents can try to help ease their personal discomfort," said the Bridger-Teton National Forest in an email. Here are a few tips from the Bridger-Teton National Forest for those who are suffering from smoke allergies: 1. *Stay Indoors: *Try to stay indoors and keep your indoor air as clean as possible. That means keeping your doors and windows shut. 2. *Keep the fresh:* Air intake on your house closed and if you do have air conditioning, make sure the filter is clean. 3. *Don't add any more smoke to the environment:* Outdoors, avoid campfires or burn piles. Indoors, avoid burning candles, fireplaces or even gas stoves. 4. *Do not vacuum: *Vacuuming stirs up particles and can agitate anyone with allergies to smoke, especially when the particulates in the air are so concentrated The firefighters are working hard to extinguish the Cliff Creek fire, but it may take some time. You can always get an update of the air quality in and around the fire by visiting www.wyvisnet.com. *Feature Photo: Smoke from the Cliff Creek Fire. h/t Olivia Garcia /