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Controlled burn south of DC brought haze and a smell on Sunday

Notice a smell and haze in the air on Sunday? A controlled fire is to blame

WASHINGTON — An area of haze moved over DC skies on Sunday, turning the blue sky to a hazy brown. A controlled burn near Quantico Base in Virginia is the culprit.

Southerly breezes late on Sunday morning pushed a plume of smoke from the burn across northern Virginia, into metro Washington. The smoke from the fire was detected on National Weather Service radar and NOAA satellites. 

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The smoke is from a controlled burn near Quantico, according to Fairfax, Virginia Fire and Rescue.

The haze could be seen for miles across the DMV, even into the Baltimore area.

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The burn is expected to last a total of two days, which means more haze could impact the DMV skies on Monday.

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