CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) — The Padre Island National Seashore gave word around 10 a.m. Monday that they were doing a controlled burn in order to stop a wildfire in the area.

Firefighters warned Padre Island residents that the burn would produce large amounts of smoke for a short while.

Stay connected with 3News for the latest news, sports, and weather. Download the KIII-TV 3News app now.

Have an idea for a story? Send news tips to, and visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!