The smoke and aroma of burning that wafted throughout Cobb County Wednesday night didn't escape the notice of Cobb residents. Tweets from residents began about 7:30 p.m.
"It's a hot topic on FB. Friends in E Cobb, W Cobb & Paulding talking about it," Steve Crowley, Community Pastor at , tweeted to Northeast Cobb Patch at 8:45 p.m.
The smoke resulted from a prescribed burn in Alabama, just across the state line, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Cedartown Standard cited information from the Georgia Forestry Commission that a 1,400-acre prescribed burn to control vegetation took place.
Forestry agencies use controlled burns as a way to eliminate underbrush that can fuel wildfires, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.