WLAF’s Charlie Hutson calls it a bit smoky outside today (Wednesday). Caryville Mountain is completely wiped out by the smoke and haze.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – An Air Quality Alert is in effect until midnight tonight. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has issued a Code Orange Health Advisory for the La Follette area including Knoxville in effect through midnight EDT Thursday night.

A Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Ozone means ground level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. The general public is not likely to be affected. Active children and adults, and people with a respiratory disease such as Asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. For additional information, visit the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation site. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/29/2023-4AM)