Fire damages Berken Energy in Fort Collins; Hazmat team called to site

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Hazardous materials experts have been called to an energy company that was the scene of a 2-alarm fire on Monday morning.

The fire burned in an exhaust hood in one room at Berken Energy in Fort Collins, according to Patrick Love with the Poudre Fire Authority.

Berken Energy works on research and development of technologies relating to heat energy transfer.

Love said the fire was quickly contained and extinguished. However, Love said there are hazardous materials in the room where the fire burned, so a Hazmat team has been called out.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the early morning fire started.

*Editors Note: Love originally identified the company as Advanced Energy, he called 7NEWS to correct the name around 11:45 a.m.

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