Wildfire smoke prompts city health alert

Posted at: 05/02/2013 4:02 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

The city of Albuquerque has issued a health alert due to wildfire smoke.

The city’s Environmental Health Department's Air Quality Division is issuing a health alert Thursday for all residents due to wildfire smoke.

The air quality is expected to decline Thursday night as winds from the east and northeast push smoke into Albuquerque.

The alert will go into affect Thursday at 9 p.m. and will last through Friday at 10 a.m.

The city is encouraging everyone to stay indoors.

The city recommends the following, especially to individuals sensitive to particulate pollution: