Heavy smoke from controlled burn travels to South Huntsville

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Multiple viewers have called WHNT with concerns of heavy smoke throughout south Huntsville Thursday afternoon.

According to the Huntsville Police Department, the smoke is due to a controlled burn at Bankhead National Forest in Lawrence County.

The U.S. Forest Service posted on their Facebook page just before 10 a.m. that 1,800 acres were to be burned Thursday.