A fire in the Great Dismal Swamp has left Virginia Beach in a haze for the past week. The smell is like waking every morning to a camp fire. There is relief when the wind changes direction away from the south.
The firefighters are combating the fire using powerful soak-hoses and after more than a week it is 50% contained. Check out this article.
The fire makes outdoor activities in the area a poor idea I've been avoiding mornings with the south wind. When the wind switches to the north, it is game on.