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Wildland fires can cast a pall over Ashland. An upcoming class will offer tips on lessening the smoke's impact. (Tidings file photo)

Free class offers smoke relief tips

Ways to deal with smoke from wildfires, which can be a serious health issue, will be discussed at a free public class next week.

Ashland Fire & Rescue, Ashland YMCA and Asante Ashland Community Hospital are teaming up to teach steps people can take to protect their health and that of their family.

The class runs from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 28, at the YMCA at 540 YMCA Way in Ashland. Preregistration is required. Go to www.ashlandymca.org or call 541-482-9622 for more information.

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