Flash Flood Watch issued July 25 at 12:33PM MDT expiring July 26 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel
Flash Flood Watch issued July 24 at 8:59PM MDT expiring July 26 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
Authorities said smoke could be seen for miles after the fire broke out at around 12 p.m., and they said crews from Adams County Fire Rescue were beginning to establish a defensive strategy to battle the blaze.
Not far from the recycling plant fire, a grass fire broke out in the area of 11825 E. 121st Ave. on Monday afternoon. Brighton Fire officials said the fire had mostly been contained by 1:15 p.m., but said several cars were damaged by the flames.