Trash piles at Waste Management facility in Adams County on fire again, smoke seen for miles

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 20:08:47-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Residents in Adams County were warned Monday afternoon to stay away from the scene of a large fire burning on Brighton Boulevard.

The massive fire is burning refuse at a Waste Management transfer plant that also burned a month ago on June 15. 

The plant sorts recyclables, and is just a short distance from I-270, a major roadway. 

MORE | See details from the June fire. 

Authorities said smoke could be seen for miles after the fire broke out at around 12 p.m., and they said crews from Adams County Fire Rescue were beginning to establish a defensive strategy to battle the blaze. 

Not far from the recycling plant fire, a grass fire broke out in the area of 11825 E. 121st Ave. on Monday afternoon. Brighton Fire officials said the fire had mostly been contained by 1:15 p.m., but said several cars were damaged by the flames. 

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