COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Southern Colorado is blanketed with thick smoke Wednesday from a cluster of fires burning in northern Colorado.
An air quality warning is in effect through 9 a.m. Thursday for the Front Range and southern Colorado. Stay indoors if you’re able, especially if you have respiratory issues or heart disease.
North wind ahead of a cold front has brought the smoke to the Pikes Peak region and areas south.
Along with thick smoke, ash is falling on surfaces in some parts of Colorado Springs.
Fire officials are reminding residents not to call 911 to report haze or the smell of smoke. Call 911 only if you see a plume of smoke or active fire.