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Smoke in northeast Denver from another prescribed burn at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

DENVER — Smoke from northeast Denver on Wednesday was from a second day of a prescribed burn at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

The Denver Fire Department said to expect visible smoke and flames until 5:30 p.m.

The first of two units to burn began at 10 a.m. at 88th Avenue and Peoria Street on Tuesday.

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the first unit burned 143 acres and was completed just before noon.

 The second unit was scheduled to burn Tuesday afternoon.

Heavy smoke could be seen across the metro area and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service engines were on the scene to keep the fire under control.

Prescribed burns are common at the arsenal.