Pierce County was smoky Sunday, and firefighters wanted to know why.
They took their search to the air, but still didn’t find answers.
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In the end, they decided it probably had something to do with this:
Joint Base Lewis-McChord posted on Facebook Saturday that a ground-level fire started burning in the artillery impact area a few weeks ago, and has kept going. It’s a fully contained and slow-moving fire, and also a very smoky one.
“According to the base forestry office expect smoke, plus low-lying smoke in the evening due to the temperature inversion for the next several days,” the post to the base community read. “We ask people to refrain from calling the JBLM 911 Center to report the training area smoke (they are well aware of it).”