JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — If you notice smoky skies in Lakewood or Jefferson County on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, it is because of a wildland fire investigation class.

West Metro Fire said firefighters will be burning several small plots at Bear Creek Lake Park to give students hands-on experience.

A prescribed burn is also planned to take place on Tuesday in the Uncompahgre National Forest, approximately 17 miles southwest of Delta, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said.

Smoke from the prescribed burn may be visible from locations near Delta, Olathe, and Montrose.

Weather forecast

Keep an eye on the weather forecast for things like fire weather watches and warnings, or red flag warnings. You can see active weather alerts here.

Be sure to download the free Pinpoint Weather App to stay up-to-date with the newest weather data as it comes in and to get important alerts straight to your phone.