Fire Contained West Of I-25

A fire near Baptist Road and Old Denver Road, which is west side of I-25 near mile marker 158, is now contained.

Smoke died down as crews got the flames under control.

Smoke could be seen from the interstate. (Photo courtesy of Courtney Flohr, taken just after fire was first reported.)

It was a scary sight for people in the Monument area Friday morning as black smoke drifted out of a field and over the interstate.

Multiple agencies responded to the Monument Soc 'n Roll near Baptist Road on the west side of I-25 just after 10 a.m. for a fire that had started behind the building.

The fire burned a 30 feet by 50 feet storage building along with a smaller storage building. The damage is estimated at $250,000. A preliminary investigation shows it was accidental.

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