After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Black smoke streamed out of an auto shop Saturday, attracting a crowd of onlookers who watched as firefighters sprung into action.
The fire, which started at the CR Custom Repairs on 407 Auburn Drive, near Academy and Platte, was put out quickly, according to witnesses on scene, who credited firefighters for their rapid response.
The fire produced thick, black smoke seen for miles. It began to fade to white as the flames dwindled down, according to one witness.
According to employees at the shop, they were filling up a fuel tank when static electricity caused a spark. As fumes began to catch fire, spreading to the gas can, the employee holding the can dropped it, causing the flames to spread.
Two cars were destroyed, while a storage room full of auto parts and a wall were damaged. The building also got a lot of smoke damage.
Other than the employee holding the gas can, who burned his hand, there were no injuries to anyone involved.
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