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Update: Smoke in Central New Mexico

Information about smoke in the air in Central New Mexico.

June 25, 2015

The Environmental Health Department is providing an update about the smoke in the air this morning. The smoke over central New Mexico is impacting visibility, however air pollution levels do not warrant a health alert at this time. The Environmental Health Department is actively monitoring pollution levels and will continue to issue updated statements if needed.

Numerous fires are burning in New Mexico and Arizona. More information on the fires can be found at the following websites:

The hazy conditions could continue until widespread rainfall returns to New Mexico and Arizona. Although levels do not warrant a health alert, forest fire smoke is respirable and can cause eye irritation.