By Anica Padilla

DENVER (CBS4) — A huge plume of smoke rolled into the Denver metro area Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Boulder said most of the smoke was coming from the East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County.

View from the Optiv building in Denver (credit: Heath Briggs)

The fire, which started Wednesday afternoon near Kremmling, has burned 7,800 acres.

(credit: CBS)

RELATED: East Troublesome Fire Fueled By Strong Winds, Dry Conditions Near Kremmling

Copter4 was flying over Denver as the smoke moved in.

Alisha Nichols shared a view of the wall of smoke from her vantage point in Aurora, east of E-470.

View of smoke plume from Aurora (credit: Ashley Nichols)

John Varga shared a picture of the sun behind the thick veil of smoke.

(credit: John Varga)

“A shift in the wind and it got dark as if a storm was coming,” Varga wrote.

In Boulder, the smoke turned the skies orange and obscured the view of the Flatirons.

Anica Padilla

Comments (2)
  1. J.D. Ruybal says:

    …Breathe easy

  2. J.D. Ruybal says:

    Certainly, now the people, en masse, as well as our elected officials—including entities like the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission—will be ‘persuaded’ to do the right thing and ‘Actually’ side with protecting the Air, Water and Land; Our Mother Earth …”LIFE”. Also Remember the mountains are our watershed. We are only seeing the beginning of what such fires do to the land; Think water.
    …Breath easy.

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