Authorities are warning motorists traveling Alabama 157 near the Lawrence County Line to use caution due to smoke from a nearby grass fire obscuring visibility on the highway.

Colbert County Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Smith said several volunteer fire departments and the Alabama Forestry Department are battling a 150 acre grass fire around milepost 56 near Spangler Lane.

Colbert EMA and Helen Keller Ambulance Services is providing rehab service for the firefighters.

Smoke from the fire was blowing toward the highway.

The fire started as a controlled burn that got out of hand. 

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