Haze Over Colorado Springs

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

Southern Colorado is partially covered by a thick blanket of smoke. The Front Range is all but obscured around sunset and daylight seemed to disappear a little early. So what is causing that?

We've had dozens of calls into our newsroom and the Sheriff's Office has been taking calls all Monday night. It is smoke, but it's not from around here. There are 2 major fires in Nebraska burning 60 thousand acres. Bystanders decribed what the sky looked like. "It looked almost misty, like a haze…smoke."

One woman told us, "My son was at dinner and said it looks like it’s gonna snow." It’s almost hard to believe it's smoke coming from the Nebraska fires nearly 400 miles away. Depending on where you live, you could start to smell the firery odor and it's strong enough that many residents thought the fire wasn't far away. The mountains are shadowed behind the haze and parts of Colorado Springs have a firery glow.

The smoke is all up and down the Front Range, but some places are worse than others. So, take precautions if you have breathing problems or asthma.

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