Large fire in Colorado Springs near Circle and Platte
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A large plume of smoke was visible from a fire in Colorado Springs on Thursday.
At about 3:10 p.m. a fire was burning in an area near Circle and Platte.
When KKTV 11 News arrived at the scene, the fire appeared to be under control after burning the inside of an Auto Truck Services shop.
According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, two people were treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. Friday, firefighters reported the fire was accidental and asked people to be careful when working around flammable liquids and businesses to practice escape plans in case of fires.
Fire crews stayed on the scene for hours after the fire was extinguished as Hazmat teams worked to stop oil runoff from entering drains near the property. One witness told 11 News he heard an explosion shortly after he first saw the smoke.
“I noticed almost immediately this burning smell of rubber and oil. And because it wasn’t white smoke I knew it wasn’t a wood fire or anything like that. It was crazy how fast it was growing and just pouring into the sky. There was pandemonium. There was people trying to look at it. Almost hitting each other in the traffic.”
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