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The Latest: Crews extinguish Denver-area recycling fire

July 11, 2018
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A giant plume of black smoke rises over downtown as a fire burns in a recycling yard Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in northeast Denver. Fire crews from Denver and Adams County responded to the fire, which was reported at EVRAZ Recycling on Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a large fire at a recycling facility north of downtown Denver (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

Firefighters have extinguished a large blaze at a metal recycling facility just north of downtown Denver.

Adams County Fire officials said Wednesday afternoon that the last crews had cleared the scene, and the investigation into the cause and origin of the fire continues.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon and sent up a large, black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. More than 100 firefighters from more than 15 fire departments rotated in and out to fight the fire, and the Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring air quality.

The recycling plant is run by EVRAZ North America, which also owns the Pueblo steel mill. The company also has a recycling center in Colorado Springs.

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8 a.m.

Firefighters are still working to put out a fire at a metal recycling facility just north of downtown Denver.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon and sent up a large, black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.

Adams County Fire Rescue said Wednesday that over 100 firefighters from over 15 fire departments have been rotating in and out to fight the fire and that the EPA is monitoring air quality.

The recycling plant is run by EVRAZ North America, which also owns the Pueblo steel mill. The company also has a recycling center in Colorado Springs.

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