Smoke from Bankhead National Forest fire traveling for miles

(Source: U.S. Forest Service Alabama)
(Source: U.S. Forest Service Alabama)
Published: Mar. 15, 2018 at 9:58 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 at 4:16 PM CDT
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(WAFF) - Heavy smoke could be seen across south Huntsville on Thursday afternoon.

The source of the smoke appears to have been from two separate fires. One was a fire in a wooded area of Colbert County where multiple agencies were called for assistance. The second was a controlled burn at Bankhead National Forest in Lawrence County.

The U.S. Forest Service is burning 1800 acres at the park.

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