But it was a controlled burn, one of two today. The next view is from Juniper Lane, on the south side of the city.
The other burn today was on Mingus Mountain but it was so far away only a dim smudge of gray smoke could be seen in the sky.
These controlled burns are done every year but every time they're done a certain number of people don't get the message and are all but running down the streets, shrieking "the sky is falling, the sky is falling."
There is no danger, folks, everything is being strictly controlled.