Smoke could cause unhealthy air conditions

CNJ staff

Smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico and Arizona and wind conditions Thursday could cause unhealthy air quality conditions in several areas of the state, according to a news release.

The New Mexico Department of Health and Environment Department are asking residents to take precautions to avoid adverse reactions to the smoke.

The smoke is expected along and south of Highway 60 in western New Mexico and from New Mexico’s boot heel eastward along the southern border near Carlsbad and across northeast New Mexico extending from the east slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the northeast corner of the state to include Raton and Johnson Mesa.

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