ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Crews remain on scene of a fire at the Waste Management transfer station located at 2400 W. Union Ave. in Englewood.
Two structures are involved in the fire, according to the Denver Fire Department. It started some time before 5:50 p.m. Monday.
The fire affected power lines, which has complicated the fire attack, the Denver Fire Department said in a tweet.
The #DenverFireDepartment is working a fire that has involved two structures at 2400 W. Union in @NewsEnglewoodCO. The fire at the @WasteManagement transfer location affected power lines that have complicated the fire attack. One worker was treated by @DHParamedics @DenSafetyDept pic.twitter.com/r0ftca55Ym— Denver Fire Department (@Denver_Fire) June 28, 2022
One Waste Management employee was treated by paramedics.
Denver Fire Capt. Greg Pixley confirmed around 8:30 p.m. the firefighting efforts had moved to a defensive attack.
The Englewood Police Department said Tuesday morning that firefighters were still on scene, and the fire was what was causing the smell of smoke and poor air quality in the Denver metro area. The National Weather Service in Boulder said the poor air quality is mostly to the north of the fire due to south winds.
Good morning #Englewood. Thank you to @Denver_Fire for your hard work. @Denver_Fire is still on scene. The smoke that you see and smell this morning throughout much of the metro area is from this incident. The air quality is currently poor, so please take care.— Englewood Police Department (@PoliceEnglewood) June 28, 2022
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
This is a developing story and will be updated.