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This is why you smelled something burning last night

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A satellite image showing smoke to the west of St. Louis Monday night (Credit: National Weather Service) A satellite image showing smoke to the west of St. Louis Monday night (Credit: National Weather Service)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The smell of something burning settled into the St. Louis area Monday night was from a controlled burn in Carter County, according to the Northern Reynolds County Fire Protection District’s Facebook page.

As temperatures dropped and the humidity rose, the smell from the thousand acre burn settled into the area.

News 4 Chief Meteorologist Steve Templeton posted on his Facebook page a satellite image from 6:45 p.m. that showed smoke. He wrote that the smoke started from a point and then widened, which is a classic signature of a fire burning and the smoke spreading north with the wind.

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If you see and smell smoke in St. Louis this Monday night, fires burning in southern Missouri may be the cause. ...

Posted by KMOV Steve Templeton on Monday, March 21, 2016

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