Crews contain fire at oil and gas site in Brighton

Posted at 2:27 PM, Oct 12, 2017

BRIGHTON, Colo. – No injuries were reported after a fire broke out at an oil and gas site in Brighton Thursday afternoon.

Natalie Ridderbos, the public information officer for the Brighton Fire Department, said two workers were unloading at the well site, located at 821 County Rd. 27, when there were reports of an explosion.

The workers in the area managed to escape without injury. 

A plume of black smoke could be seen as Brighton Fire crews arrived on scene around 2:15 p.m. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze before it got out of control. 

Crews are allowing the fires in the three separators to burn out. Separators are pressure vessels used for separating a well stream into gaseous and liquid components.

The extent of the damage is unknown. The site is operated by Great Western Oil & Gas.

Thursday's incident is the second fire to break out at the site in about three weeks. It's not clear what caused the latest fire.