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Teller County warns community of visible smoke Tuesday

Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 14:40:29-04

TELLER COUNTY — Teller County officials sent an alert to those in the area that smoke from the Decker Fire will visible again Tuesday.

Strong winds from the south pushed large amounts of smoke from the Decker Fire to the north and east Monday evening.

Teller County is asking residents not to call 911 for the smoke. Residents are encouraged to call if they see active flames.

On Monday, smoke from the fire traveled away from the source because of windy conditions. The smoke plume from yesterday can be seen in the photo below.

Decker Fire plume

Decker Fire officials said they are anticipating more fire activity due to gusty winds

The Decker Fire is a little over 2,200 acres now and is 5% contained by fire crews.

It has been burning 9 miles south of Salida since Sept. 8 because of lightning.