Several controlled burns are causing smoke to be seen in and around Monterey County today. The former Fort Ord is conducting a prescribed burn. Fort Ord Officials say the controlled blackline burns will continue through Saturday as crews work to clear vegetation to reduce the risk of wildfire and promote re-growth of maritime chaparral. The Salinas Airport is also conducting a prescribed burn along with an area south of Monterey County near Gonzales. Additionally, today is an affirmative burn day in all of Santa Cruz and Monterey County, which allows agriculture burns to take place.