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Smoke still visible after large trash fire north of Pueblo

Posted at 5:49 AM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 07:49:27-04

PUEBLO – The majority of a large trash is out, but you may continue to see smoke after multiple fire agencies worked to put out a large trash fire that started late Friday night into early Saturday morning at the C&C Disposal Transfer Station on Quartz Road just north of Pueblo.

 The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment issued a health advisory due to the thick smoke in the area on Saturday.  Smoke in the air today may still pose a threat to people who have breathing issues. Individuals with respiratory issues are asked to avoid the area.

A lack of nearby fire hydrants meant water had to be trucked in to battle the flames, which were burning in a recycling facility.

A building was badly damaged in the fire and crews had to battle it from the outside for their own safety.
The pueblo west fire department, pueblo chemical depot, the sheriff’s office, and other county agencies were all part of the emergency response.

There were no injuries.