Dozens of firefighters responded to a fire at a Morrison quarry Tuesday night.
The fire at Aggregate Industries was caused by welding sparks carried by sudden gusty winds into heavy machinery, according to West Metro Fire.
Approximately 40 firefighters from West Metro, South Metro, Indian Hills and Fairmount responded to the fire near Colorado Highway 8 and U.S. Highway 285.
West Metro Fire Spokesperson Rhonda Scholting estimates the fire caused $150,000 in damage. The quarry could be closed the rest of the week to make repairs.
Fire @ Aggregate Industries caused by welding sparks carried by sudden gusty winds into heavy machinery. 40 firefighters were on scene, from West Metro, South Metro, Indian Hills & Fairmount. $150k in damage. Quarry could be closed for rest of week to make repairs. pic.twitter.com/NLuDMoTXCt— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) December 13, 2017
West Metro posted video of firefighters arriving on scene on their Twitter page.