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Controlled burn creates large column of smoke visible in metro area

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Viewer photo of controlled burn, taken in Hillsboro. Viewer photo of controlled burn, taken in Hillsboro.
Photo of controlled burn taken from Hagg Lake. (Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue) Photo of controlled burn taken from Hagg Lake. (Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue)
Viewer photo of controlled burn. Viewer photo of controlled burn.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A controlled burn created a large column of smoke visible in the metro area Wednesday.

The Oregon Department of Forestry broadcast burn was taking place in the Tillamook State Forest off of Highway 6.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue said the smoke was visible throughout Washington County and potentially neighboring counties, as well.

FOX 12 received several calls and emails from viewers about the smoke Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said the situation is under control and there is no need to call 911 regarding this fire.

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