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Wildfire Smoke From Out Of State Moves Into Colorado, Not Expected To Be A Health Concern

(CBS4) - Coloradans woke up to smoky and hazy skies on Monday. The smoke is believed to be coming from a wildfire or wildfires in Arizona, and isn't expected to be a major health concern.

The plume of smoke is being pushed by winds from the southwest into Colorado's high country as well as Colorado's Front Range, including the Denver metro area.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's smoke outlook states that "hazy skies and light to moderate concentrations of smoke" will likely continue through Wednesday morning.

The Pipeline Fire is burning near Flagstaff and has burned thousands of acres. It started on Sunday and has been stoked by strong winds.

The CDPHE did alert Coloradans in the southwestern region to close their windows due to smoke from the fire. The agency shared a picture of smoke moving in, seen from Abajo Peak in Utah.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office tweeted that numerous people have been calling their office about the possibility of wildfires in northern Colorado, and that's not the case.

"We have received multiple questions and calls about possible fires in Larimer County due to smoke in the area. We currently are not working any active fires in Larimer County," they tweeted.

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