Smoke visible from miles as trash fire burns in Denver

Dark smoke could be seen for miles on the morning of May 2, 2022.
Dark smoke could be seen for miles on the morning of May 2, 2022.(CBS Denver)
Published: May. 2, 2022 at 7:10 AM MDT|Updated: May. 2, 2022 at 9:03 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - A towering smoke plume could be seen for miles in Denver Monday morning as crews battled a trash pile fire at a recycling center.

Firefighters responded to Denver Metal Recycling on the east side of the city around 6 a.m. after callers reported seeing a fire with flames as 40 feet.

The fire department said in a tweet that a significant amount of metals were involved in the blaze.

Sister station CBS Denver reported the fire is visible from I-70 and east of I-25. With the fire burning right smack in the middle of rush hour, police and firefighters recommended alternate routes.

There have been no reports of any damage to nearby structures.

The Denver Fire Department told CBS Denver is wasn’t investigating what caused the fire.

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