Controlled burn leaves heavy cloud of smoke over West Topeka

A controlled burn leaves a heavy cloud of smoke over West Topeka on Oct. 5, 2022.
A controlled burn leaves a heavy cloud of smoke over West Topeka on Oct. 5, 2022.(WIBW/Doug Brown)
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 12:37 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A controlled burn left a heavy cloud of smoke over West Topeka.

The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office says on Wednesday, Oct. 5, that a heavy cloud of black smoke over West Topeka can be attributed to a controlled burn of I-70 and SW Urish Rd.

The Mission Township Fire Department approved a controlled burn of 120 acres, producing smoke.

The Sheriff’s Office discouraged residents from calling 911 to report the smoke.