Smoke from controlled burn in Adams County seen across metro area

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A large plume of smoke was visible across the Denver metro area on Thursday morning.

The smoke was coming from a controlled burn outside of Brighton, Adams County officials said.

Fire crews are on the scene, but with smoke billowing, it’s drawing a lot of attention.

The fire was burning near Interstate 76 and Adams County Road 2, and it was seen north of Denver International Airport.

Brighton Fire Rescue said the burn was of cattail plants and that’s why it’s creating so much smoke.

With virtually no wind, the fire is expected to remain under control despite the recent warm and dry conditions in the area.