Recycling Center Fire
At 16:46 on July 10th, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to 4920 N. Washington St. on a large recycling fire at the Denver Scrap Metal Recycling Center. Heavy black smoke was seen all around the Denver metro area, and multiple 911 callers. Crews arrived to heavy fire and black smoke in a large pile of scrap metal behind the business. Engine 7, Engine 9, Engine 10 & Engine 17 grabbed local hydrants, while Truck 4, Tower 9 & Truck 12 set-up for aerial operations, Chief 2 arrived and assumed command and requested additional engine & truck to the scene. Crews worked several hours to get control of the fire with several master streams. One firefighter was treated on scene for dehydration, and transported from Denver Paramedics and later released, and two other firelighters were also injured, one was treated and released on scene and the other one was transported to Denver Health and later released to full duty. Adams County Fire Rescue also was called to the scene for mutual-aid and the fire operations were moved to RED NE. ACFR was assigned to the Delta side with Rescue 1, and pulled 2 1/2 inch hand lines. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Additional information provided by Denver Fire Department.
Units on Scene:
Denver: Chief 2, Chief 6, Ops 2, Truck 4, Engine 7, Engine 9, Tower 9, Engine 10, Truck 12 (RIT), Engine 17, Rescue 1 & Hamer 1
Special Call: Air/Light
Adams County: Battalion 11, Engine 13, Medic 13 & Truck 12