Evacuations lifted for areas around 2 Abiquiu Bosque fires

Wildfires

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Evacuations have been lifted for residents in the Abiquiu area due to The Rio and 140 fires. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were lifted Saturday night.

The 140 Fire was reported around 2 p.m. on April 10. According to fire officials, it burned on both sides of the Rio Chama Bosque. Smoke may be visible and continued to be seen in the area.

People who are sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions.

What can you do to stay healthy if it gets too smoky?

  • Get prepared for the wildfire smoke season as you would do in any other summer.
  • Use the 5-3-1 Visibility Method, to assess air quality conditions in your area.
  • If you have a chronic health condition, work with your healthcare providers to create a management plan for smoky conditions. If you use rescue medications, make sure that you always have an ample supply at home and carry them with you during the wildfire season.
  • Limit outdoor exercise when it is smoky outside or choose lower-intensity activities.
  • Use adequate filtration on your HVAC system or consider purchasing a portable air filter. Swamp coolers that draw in air from the outside are NOT recommended.
  • Whenever possible, use air conditioners, heat pumps, fans, and window shades to keep your cleaner air space comfortably cool on hot days. Overheating can cause serious health problems.

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