887  
AEUS75 KABQ 151352  
AQAABQ  
NMZ501-503-151800-  
 
AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE  
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
752 AM MDT FRI JUN 15 2018  
 
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW  
MEXICO DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.  
 
SMOKE FROM THE 416 WILDFIRE SETTLED OVER THE ANIMAS RIVER VALLEY AND  
SAN JUAN RIVER VALLEY DOWNRIVER OF THE JUNCTION OF THE ANIMAS AND SAN  
JUAN RIVERS OVERNIGHT. COMMUNITIES IMPACTED INCLUDE CEDAR HILL,  
AZTEC, FLORA VISTA, BLOOMFIELD, FARMINGTON, KIRTLAND, WATERFLOW AND  
SHIPROCK. ANYONE LIVING IN THESE AREAS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT THROUGH  
12 PM MDT TODAY.  
 
REMEMBER, YOUR EYES ARE YOUR BEST TOOLS TO DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE  
TO BE OUTSIDE. IF VISIBILITY IS:  
 
UNDER 5 MILES, THE AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,  
ADULTS OVER AGE 65, PREGNANT WOMEN, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART  
AND/OR LUNG DISEASE, ASTHMA OR OTHER RESPIRATORY ILLNESS.  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SHOULD BE MINIMIZED.  
 
AROUND 3 MILES, YOUNG CHILDREN, ADULTS OVER AGE 65, PREGNANT  
WOMEN, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART AND/OR LUNG DISEASE, ASTHMA OR OTHER  
RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.  
 
AROUND 1 MILE, THE AIR QUALITY IS UNHEALTHY FOR EVERYONE. PEOPLE  
SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS AND AVOID ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING  
RUNNING ERRANDS. UNLESS AN EVACUATION HAS BEEN ISSUED, STAY INSIDE  
YOUR HOME, INDOOR WORKPLACE, OR IN A SAFE SHELTER.  
 

 
 
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