SHAMOKIN - According to Coal Township Fire Chief Russ Feese, smoke lingering around the Shamokin area and surrounding towns is coming from a controlled burn at Indiantown Gap. Reports as to the size of the fire, which range from 20 acres to as much as 800 acres, vary by sources. Low humidity and wind conditions enable the haze, which became noticeable downtown around 4 p.m. Thursday, to fill the surrounding valleys.