"We have seen some people who've had a little bit of irritation some coughing irritation of the eyes but I haven seen a huge amount of people really coming down with a lot of symptoms," said Dr. Johnny Vuelvas.
The fire has tripled in size over the last three days causing the plum of smoke to drift toward the South Plains area.
"We looked out and saw a haze on the horizon."
"You could just smell smoke in the air and it was just real hazy."
"It smelt like pipe tobacco."
The fire is zero percent contained and has charred more than 70,000 acres of land.
With wind speeds in
"They had to kind of stay in other wise it'd set of a real bad trail of asthma."
UMC physician Dr. Vuelvas said the symptoms of the polluted air may affect people in
"I think that's a low likelihood here in