Fire inside Colorado Springs Waste Management under investigation

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 10:24 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 6:40 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fire at a Colorado Springs trash facility is under investigation.

Around 9:35 p.m. Sunday, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to reports of smoke at the Waste Management building near the MLK Bypass and I-25.

“Our first crews made entry and found a fire in the waste inside of the building,” said Lt. Joey Buttenweiser with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Firefighters had the blaze knocked down within 20 minutes, but Buttenweiser expected it to smolder for at least another hour. He said Waste Management would have people on site monitoring it through the night.

No one was in the building when the fire started.

“Nobody in the building at the time, we don’t have any injuries, we don’t have a cause, it’s under investigation,” Buttenweiser told 11 News.