SC Air Quality Update

SC Air Quality Update from DHEC

York County was in a Code Red Air Quality Alert area yesterday due to wildfires in southern Appalachian Mountain Region in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Eastern Tennessee.

November 15th had York County at a Code Red stage however, we have been changed to Code Orange as of the evening of the 16th, which is unhealthy air for sensitive groups such asthma.

SC Air Quality Update: Who is affected?

Smoke from these fires can irritate the eyes and respiratory system, as well as aggravate or exacerbate chronic heart and lung diseases.

The alert is expected to continue through Thursday. Stay tuned to the Rock Hill Reader for updates.


For information about the areas affected by the smoke, along with the location and current conditions of the wildfires, please visit

For additional information about smoke and its health affects, please visit