VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – A massive wildfire in Utah is sending smoke into Colorado.

The hazy skies are visible from Grand Junction to Vail, and even in Colorado Springs.

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The Brian Head Fire is burning in southwestern Utah west of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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The small town of Brian Head is one of nine communities evacuated.

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The fire has burned more than 28,000 acres since it started Monday. It was estimated at 5,000 acres Wednesday.