The smoke visible Thursday afternoon in Paso Robles off Highway 46 West is from a controlled burn, according to a CalFire dispatcher.
The burn is taking place in the countryside off the 1500 block of Live Oak Road.
CalFire crews have been on the site since 2:50 p.m. The smoke is visible from Highway 101 and Highway 46 West. What is burning or if the owner has a permit for the burn has not yet been disclosed, according to CalFire.