(Las Vegas, NV) — The smoky skies sorrounding the Las Vegas valley will soon be gone. The Topaz Fire, which is burning in the northern part of the state between Topaz Lake and Smith Valley/Wellington may have been caused by an illegal burn that had been smoldering at a private residence since the weekend.

KXNT spoke with Andrew Gorelow of the National Weather Service in Las Vegas and was told today will be the last we see of the smoke.

“The wind direction has actually shifted to the north/northeast, which is actually keeping it away from us. It doesn’t look like we will see much smoke today.”

Northern winds blew smoke from the fire more than 350 miles southeast to Las Vegas, where a sooty haze obscured surrounding mountains and Clark County officials issued a smoke advisory.


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