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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – An official with Huntsville Fire tells WHNT News 19 that the large smoke plume coming from Redstone Arsenal is the result of a controlled burn.

It’s a planned burn conducted by the Natural Resources Branch of the Environmental Management Division, according to Chris Colster, spokesman for Redstone Arsenal.

“The purpose of this prescribed burn is for hazard reduction on open range lands,” said Colster. “The burn will be within open grass fields on Test Area 3 and Test Area 6.”

The burn started at 10 a.m. and is slated to be out by five Saturday evening.