Smoke disperses, health alert cancelled


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Environmental Health Department cancelled a health alert Tuesday morning that was originally scheduled to last until 2 p.m.

According to department officials, a large plume of smoke was seen on satellite radar Monday due to the Skunk Fire in Arizona. A health alert was then issued around 5:45 p.m. The smoke seemed to be heading directly for Albuquerque, but ended up dispersing before reaching central New Mexico, officials say. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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