Yesterday the weather was misty drizzly and still in my vally. Somebody lit a massive bonfire with lots of wet foliage making it very very smokey and it covered the whole area in choking acrid smoke that hung low over the area as there was no wind. A thoughtless act. I had to go and refill my milk bottles at the greengrocer and within a few minutes of being outside I was sneezing continually and had streaming eyes and was finding it hard to breathe. After I got home my throat hurt and I was beginning to weeze badly. I am asthmatic and it realy came on fast. I ended up having to call for medical aid as it was getting so bad in the early hours of the morning.It takes at least 20 mins for an ambulance to arrive and 20 mins to get to hospital. Not a good outlook with an attack like this. I had our local fire brigade first responders set me up on oxygen and the doc arrived with a venolin machine thingy ... nebuliser. ... to help me breath. I even had to have a shot of adrenaline as my heart wasn't coping well. It was very scary! I thought I might die. I'm home now and ok if weak and still a bit weezy. Please be aware this bonfire night of atmospheric conditions that might affect children or others with asthma . I have not had a problem before but was told by the firemen it was probably caused by the massive bonfire being burned in totaly unsuitable atmospheric conditions. They had been called out a few hours earlier to someone else nearby with the same problem. Luckily I'm still here to tell the tale, but it could have been very different. People die every year from attacks like mine and it becomes more prevalent around bonfire night. Fireworks too can cause problems for asthmatics. That said I wish all that are having a bonfire night celebration a happy and safe evening.... I will be staying inside!