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Cause of two-alarm fire in Denver under investigation

Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 17:44:55-05
Two-alarm fire at a Denver auto recycling plant.

DENVER – The Denver Fire Department is mopping the last of a very large two-alarm fire at an auto-recycling business at 4920 Washington Street. The fire broke out around noon and a large plume of black smoke could be seen around the Metro area.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation at 49th and Washington St. in Denver

The business is located just east and north of the I-25/I-70 interchange and the smoke affected traffic on the two highways. The fire appears to have started in a large pile of scrap vehicles in the center of the recycling center. 75-firefighters battled the blaze and now fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

The flames were contained in the lot and the fire did not spread to any of the other buildings nearby.

No injuries are being reported at this time.