Dog Head Fire Potential Smoke Impacts June 21st

Projected Smoke Impacts: Dog Head and North Fire

Forecast valid for 5 pm, Tuesday, June 21 to 5 pm Wednesday June 22st.

With light and variable winds and fire activity in Arizona, a general haziness can be seen in New Mexico.

Dog Head Fire: Significant smoke production is not expected today. Any smoke produced would likely occur in the afternoon and be transported towards the northeast.

North Fire: Significant smoke impacts are not predicted today.

Remember, in areas without and air quality monitor, your eyes are your best tools to determine if it’s safe to be outside. As a rule of thumb, if visibility is over five miles, the air quality is generally good.

However, no matter how far one can see, if individuals are having health effects from smoke exposure, they are advised to take extra care to stay inside or get to an area with better air quality and to also see a doctor or healthcare professional as needed. For guidance on distances and visibility and how to protect your health from smoke, please visit http://www.nmtracking.org/fire.

As smoke impacts are decreasing from the current fires in New Mexico, the potential for new wildfires still exists.

DISCLAIMER: Conditions may change quickly. These projections are based on anticipated weather and fire activity.

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