- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - State health and environment officials are closely monitoring New Mexico air quality in the wake of wildfires still burning in the Pacific Northwest.

Officials from the state Department of Health and Environment Department say the air quality may change on a daily basis.

They are advising residents, especially in areas where this no air quality monitoring equipment, to check out the visibility in the air.

They say those with respiratory conditions such as asthma as well as young children and the elderly should minimize outdoor activities if visibility is below 5 miles.

Those same groups should avoid outdoor activity completely if air visibility is below 3 miles.

But all residents should stay inside if visibility is below 1 mile.

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