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BLAND COUNTY (WVVA) - High winds were blowing smoke from a controlled burn in Bland County into areas of Mercer County Friday.

The Bland County Forestry Division tells WVVA News that they are conducting a burn over several thousand acres. The winds were carrying the smoke into several Mercer communities, causing concern among residents.

Mercer County residents in the Rock, Glenwood and Green Valley areas had reported seeing and/or smelling smoke in their communities.

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