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Poco smoke blankets Valley

(Photo: Jim Cross/KTAR)

PHOENIX -- A layer of haze covering Valley skies had people coughing and sneezing Wednesday morning and it's courtesy of the Poco fire east of Payson near Young.

Valerie Myers with the National Weather Service said an overnight wind shift brought the smoke to the Valley. The Maricopa County Air Quality Department issued a health watch for the day.

The department also urged the public to avoid activities that generate dust, such as driving on dirt roads and to drive as little as possible.

Associated Press contributed to this article.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, and any food on campouts.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Favorite news memory: The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. The 2007 Southern California Firestorm and being at Sky Harbor Airport when the first plane lifted off several days after 9-11. Seeing the American flag on the tail of the Salt Lake City-bound Delta airliner as it took off still gives me goosebumps.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges -- which was outstanding --, Lonesome Dove.

First job: Spinning records at KLER Radio Orofino, Idaho 1980.

First concert: KISS/Cheap Trick 1977 Spokane, WA Coliseum.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, The University of Montana Grizzlies and Texas Rangers.

Outside interests: Sports, camping, fishing, traveling.

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