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Haze over metro area caused by smoke from Utah wildfire

DENVER — Haze around the metro area and in parts of the mountains on Tuesday was caused by smoke from a large wildfire in southern Utah.

The Brian Head Fire has burned nearly 50,000 acres as of Tuesday morning.

The smoke from that fire has been brought to Colorado by a persistent west wind.

With little changing in the weather pattern, the smoke likely will stick around.

This while Colorado has its own growing wildfire threat.

Conditions continue to be dry and will stay mostly hot for the state through the foreseeable future. Southwestern and western Colorado are in extreme fire danger.

Those who are sensitive to poor air quality will want to limit time outside through the coming days.

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