Adams County Recycling Plant Fire
At approximately 15:15 on July 10th, 2018 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a fire at a recycling plant located in the 5600 block of York St in unincorporated Adams County when employees of a metal recycling plant called 911 to report a fire. he first unit arrived at 15:20 and saw a large pile of metallic material on fire. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for possible exposures. Because the employees of the plant had retreated to safety, firefighters continued to fight the fire. At approximately 17:22, additional firefighters from other fire departments was requested to assist with the incident. Crews knocked down the fire at approximately 7:00 on July 11th, but continued overhauling the scene and checking for hot spots until approximately 16:36. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the original pile and keep it from extending to surrounding buildings inside the facility. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. Two firefighters were transported non-emergent to local hospitals with non-serious injuries. A total of 12 units and 29 firefighters from Adams County Fire Rescue responded to the incident. Mutual-aid with an additional 32 units with 83 firefighters assisted in the incident. Story and additional Information provided by ACFR PIO, Carlos A. Briano.
Departments on Scene: Adams County Fire Rescue, Arvada Fire Protection District, Brighton Fire Rescue District, Denver Fire Department, Fairmount Fire Protection District, Federal Heights Fire Department, Fort Lupton Fire Protection District, Hudson Fire Protection District, Littleton Fire Rescue, Mountain View Fire Rescue, North Metro Fire Rescue District, South Adams County Fire Department, South Metro Fire Rescue, Thornton Fire Department, West Metro Fire Rescue & Westminster Fire Department.
Adams County Sheriff, Adams County Office of Emergency Management, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Colorado Petroleum, Environmental Protection Agency, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Union Pacific also assisted with the incident.